03. architecture, engineering + academia
jean prouve oevre complete vol I [peter sulzer]
jean prouve oevre complete vol I [peter sulzer]

images from a pretty fantastic four volume complete works of jean prouve. bravo peter sulzer.

seier+seier on flickr
seier+seier on flickr

check out this photostream on flickr and don’t miss the photos of work by utzon, lewerentz and hans christian hansen! [...]

supporting structure for curved envelope geometries [patent]
supporting structure for curved envelope geometries [patent]

interesting patent on supporting structures for curved envelope geometries: [link to patent] chertok@evolute.at or evolute@universaljointdesign.com | link to buy EvoluteTools PRO

supporting structure for freeform surfaces in buildings [patent]
supporting structure for freeform surfaces in buildings [patent]

interesting patent by pottmann et. al on supporting structures for freeform surfaces: [link to patent] chertok@evolute.at or evolute@universaljointdesign.com | link to [...]

REX-ramus [ted talks]
REX-ramus [ted talks]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsyuyQ1bel0[/youtube] a nice presentation on architecture. be sure to check out the animation at the end. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/9071481[/vimeo] also a nice [...]

zumthor [kimmelman and kerstens]
zumthor [kimmelman and kerstens]

catch the march 13, 2011 article in the new york times magazine by kimmelman on zumthor (photos by kerstens). they [...]

rational truss design [calvert]
rational truss design [calvert]

there’s some very good truss, and other engineering, information under rational design on this site by j b calvert. [link [...]

how calculus is changing architecture [greg lynn on ted talks]
how calculus is changing architecture [greg lynn on ted talks]

the inimitable greg lynn on contemporary architecture. [link to ted talks]

institute for lightweight structures [otto]
institute for lightweight structures [otto]

founded by frei otto and continued by werner sobek et, al. some links to get you started. [link to ils] [ils [...]

foundation sagrada familia [gaudi]
foundation sagrada familia [gaudi]

there is some very well written and consice geometric information on the foundation sagrada familia site. i visited many years [...]

monocoque [wikipedia]
monocoque [wikipedia]

[monocoque] [gridshell] [thinshell] [space frame]

architectural association graduate program [aadrl]
architectural association graduate program [aadrl]

you could do worse than getting it done at the aa. [link to aa masters program] [link to the aa [...]

mit open courseware
mit open courseware

virtually all of mit’s courses on the web. i guess that is a pun but that’s how they put it [...]

skyscrapers [wikipedia]
skyscrapers [wikipedia]

a nice article on wikipedia on skyscrapers. [link to articles]

housing the spectacle [columbia]
housing the spectacle [columbia]

a pretty amazing historical overview of the superstadium hosted by columbia university. replete with technical details. [link to housing the [...]

i-m-a-d-e.org [ball state]
i-m-a-d-e.org [ball state]

nice site on digital fabrication brought to you by the ball state digital design and fabrication program. [link to i-m-a-d-e.org]

cctv [koolhaas]
cctv [koolhaas]

koolhas’ ill-fated cctv project in china. arup papers. [link to paper 1] [link to paper 2]

selfridges [future systems]
selfridges [future systems]

arup paper on selfridges by future systems. [link to paper]

marysas [kapoor]
marysas [kapoor]

anish kapoor at tate modern – with a little help from cecil balmond at arup. [link to paper]

the joiner’s workshop [ferguson]
the joiner's workshop [ferguson]

the joiner’s workshop from eugene ferguson’s engineering and the mind’s eye.

kunsthaus interior [cook + fournier]
kunsthaus interior [cook + fournier]

kunsthaus graz in austria by cook and fournier. like modern day borromini or something.

kunsthaus fabrication [cook + fournier]
kunsthaus fabrication [cook + fournier]

kunsthaus graz fabrication.

rapid prototyping [foster and partners]
rapid prototyping [foster and partners]

foster and partners rp models.

100 11th ave north [nouvel]
100 11th ave north [nouvel]

some interesting script work went into this one by nouvel in nyc. [images forthcoming]

kunsthaus graz [cook + fournier]
kunsthaus graz [cook + fournier]

exterior of the kunsthaus graz (“the friendly alien”).

the meaning of architecture
the meaning of architecture

it’s really all about making.

uni kassel [spuybroek]
uni kassel [spuybroek]

if i had to do it all over again i think i’d do it at uni-kassel. some very good digital [...]

computational methods for tall buildings [hesselgren]
computational methods for tall buildings [hesselgren]

excellent technical article. [link to article]

computers and the design and construction process [williams]
computers and the design and construction process [williams]

nice insights by williams at arup. [link to article]

designing and manufacturing architecture in the digital age [kolarevich]
designing and manufacturing architecture in the digital age [kolarevich]

branko kolarevic on the state of the state. [link to article]

digital architecture tools [schnabel]
digital architecture tools [schnabel]

nice pedagogically-oriented survey on architecture and digital technology by schnabel. [link to material]

digital fabricators [stacey]
digital fabricators [stacey]

nice early acadia catalog on digital practitioners’ work edited by stacey. [link to catalog]

dissertation [unknown]
dissertation [unknown]

this essay asks: “do computer design techniques enhance or retard the production of architectural design?” one might also attempt to [...]

glas als sekundartragwerk [oszwald]
glas als sekundartragwerk [oszwald]

very nice article with very good illustrations on glass technology (text in german). [link to paper]

the mind’s eye [ferguson]
the mind's eye [ferguson]

a very important essay by eugene ferguson, the historian of technology, on invention. it has been followed by a book [...]

shifting from analog to digital [dritsas]
shifting from analog to digital [dritsas]

i really like the title of this paper and i think the topic in general could use a little more [...]

salter – boyarsky [aa files]
salter – boyarsky [aa files]

old interview from aa files by alvin boyarsky with peter salter. still very pertinent for the architecture school crowd. [link [...]

simple computer programming to enhance spatial recognition [burry]
simple computer programming to enhance spatial recognition [burry]

a very nice paper on spatial cognition and parametric cad in architectural education by mark burry. wouldn’t be complete without [...]

weatherhead construction [gehry]
weatherhead construction [gehry]

construction image from gehry’s weatherhead [from shelden].

moma [nouvel]
moma [nouvel]

jean nouvel for moma nyc. so dope. form is determined by nyc setback regulation.

newark earthworks
newark earthworks

a drawing of the original earthworks across the city of newark in ohio. these have been mostly covered up by contemporary [...]

robert le ricolais
robert le ricolais

an image from le ricolais’ workshop. father of isoflex tubes and the hollow rope. [link to le ricolais collection at [...]

ten suggestions for the budding avant-gardist [rhowbotham]
ten suggestions for the budding avant-gardist [rhowbotham]

in school i always got a kick out of this tract by kevin rhowbotham. i also dug some of the [...]

utzon’s sphere [mitami]
utzon’s sphere [mitami]

yuzo, mikami (2001) utzon”s sphere: how it was designed and built. tokyo: shokukusha. perhaps the nicest book on a built [...]

philosophy of structure [torroja]
philosophy of structure [torroja]

torroja, eduardo (1958) philosophy of structures. berkeley: university of california press. torroja is a giant in the field of architectural [...]

mies’ model shop
mies' model shop

an image of mies’ model shop.

bishopsgate [kpf]
bishopsgate [kpf]

a pair of excellent articles on the bishopsgate tower by kpf (hesselgren, charitou and dritsas). well worth your time. [link [...]


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