Smart Geometry 2011

11 April 2011 – Photographs of the Responsive Acoustic Surface from SmartGeometry 2011.

The Flexibility of Logic Programming: Parametrically Regenerating the Sagrada Família

4 April 2011 – A paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Jane Burry, and Mark Burry. In this paper we investigate the implications of changing the programming paradigm in a parametric model to logic programming. A qualitative account is given of using dataflow programming and logic programming to generate a portion of the Sagrada Família church.

Designing Responsive Architecture: Mediating Analogue and Digital Modelling in Studio

1 April 2011 – Paper presented at CAADRIA 2011 by Daniel Davis, Flora Salim, and Jane Burry. In this paper we consider the challenges involved in teaching architecture students to program and design electronics whilst maintaining a focus on the design potentials of responsive architecture.

Copenhagen 2.0

14 March 2011 – Two projects I have been working on in Copenhagen. Dermoid: a wooden reciprocal frame. SmartGeometry: a wall made from plaster hyperboloids.


12 March 2011 – Dermoid is a wooden reciprocal frame developed by a team of researchers from CITA and SIAL pushing parametric modelling to its limits.

Responsive Acoustic Surfaces

5 March 2011 – A workshop at SmartGeometry 2011 to test the acoustic properties of plaster hyperboloids.

A computer scientists dream system for designing houses

22 February 2011 – Eminent computer scientist Fred Brooks's latest book, The Design of Design, reframes programming as a design discipline. In this post I consider what architects can learn from this relationship and from this book.

Lars Spuybroek

24 January 2011 – A fairly unfavourable review of Lars Spuybroek's book, The Architecture of Continuity.

Smart Geometry

13 January 2011 – Three interesting clusters happening at the upcoming SmartGeometry 2011.