PROCESS explores the evolving nature of the contemporary design methodologies and their various conceptual and material connotations. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range of architects and designers pushing the boundaries of their fields using the revolutionary possibilities offered by creative coding, digital simulations of natural phenomena or various other iterative techniques.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Vlad TENU: Synthetic Nature is a collection of prototypes born through holistic architectural design research into the genesis of form and space. The self-organization of matter, conservation of energy, equilibrium and notions of minimal complexity are concepts that drive the creative process—a symbiotic mix of design, art, and science.
suckerPUNCH:Describe your project.
vlad TENU: MC/2* is the latest prototype from the Minimal Complexities series, an architectural design research focused on the form-finding and fabrication of minimal surface structures. Computationally generated, the surfaces use an algorithmic process inspired by principles of self-organisation found in nature, while conforming to various construction and digital fabrication parameters. Along the lines of modularity and efficiency through the repetition of identical components, intricately complex surfaces are created with only a few types of component, with applications in architecture, product and fashion design.
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
vlad TENU: The project is the winner of the TEX-FAB REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition.
Minimal Complexity is the product of an architectural research focused on both the form-finding and the fabrication of minimal surface structures. The process was defined by an alternative algorithmic method based on the computational simulation of virtual soap films. The question that emerged was how the translation from the computational space to the build artifact could be embodied into this dual process.
We are pleased to announce the winners to the TEX-FAB REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition. We received a total of 73 entries from across the globe representing 18 countries on 5 continents. The jury consisting of Patrik Schumacher, Marc Fornes, Lisa Iwamoto, Chris Lasch and Blair Satterfield conferred and decided that the winning project that will be built for the TEX-FAB Event in Houston in February 2011. Of all the entries the Jury selected 1 Winner, 4 Runners-Up and 7 Honorable Mentions which will be exhibited along side the winner.
image: vlad TENU / minimal complexity / winner