My students Yingu Pan and Anna Vadacca selected “AIA Pavilion”, by Gernot Riether for their pavilion case study research. They created this 3D Print for my Arch 497 Advanced Topics in Digital Fabrication course at IIT Architecture Chicago. Their first assignment was to research a pavilion case study. As part of their research and analysis they created a 3D Model and 3D Print of the selected case study.

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My students Josmar Baruffaldi Cristello and Luca Lliteras Roldan selected “Shellstar Pavilion”, by MATSYS for their pavilion case study research. They created this 3D Print for my Arch 497 Advanced Topics in Digital Fabrication course at IIT Architecture Chicago. Their first assignment was to research a pavilion case study. As part of their research and analysis they created a 3D Model and 3D Print of the selected case study.

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Students Rocio Bachiller Barquin and Istvan Van Vianen created these 3D Prints for my Arch 497 Advanced Topics in Digital Fabrication course at IIT Architecture Chicago. Their first assignment was to research a pavilion case study. As part of their research and analysis they created a 3D Model and 3D Print of the selected case study. The case study they selected was “Apertures”, by HERWIG BAUMGARTNER & SCOTT URIU. More case studies to come.

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Design as a Performative Material Practice (Summary)

P e r f o r m a t i v e D e s i g n

It’s emphatically about Material Capabilities. Peter Rice held the notion that textiles had the same buoyant future as steel. His work and ideas were a catalyst that transformed the Design Process order to: Material, Structure and Form. Performative Design as a Material Practice decrees acquiesce to invent new structural types and ways to use materials.

 D e c o d i n g M a t e r i a l

Understanding that material is the genesis of Performative Design and that structure is inherently tied to materials is vital to Performative Design metamorphosing into a Material Practice.

 M a t h e m a t i c s

The fundamentals of Architectural Geometry and Computational Geometry are two different brands of Mathematics that have lacked representation in Design. “a solid geometric understanding is an important step toward a realization of such a project.” 4 In regards to Computational Geometry,students and practitioners alike have fallen into the seductive powers of Nurbs which are happily applied by many but understood by few.

 F a b r i c a t i o n

To Construct has been unnecessarily left up to ‘others’. It has been implicitly conceived as secondary to Design. Physical materialization will feed Performative Design through iteration and experimentation. Fabrication in this context is not model making, instead it is a means to express proof of concept. A common dialogue with fabricators is not the intention but rather integrating Fabrication into the Design Process is what’s relevant.

 P r o d u c t

A computationally orientated “Cloud” studio is necessary in the effort of “Rethinking Metropolis.” The influential result of this studio within the context of “Rethinking Metropolis” is the feedback loop of Performative Design. This studio solicits a charge to develop new material prototypes that will challenge the use of materials in the new metropolises.

 N o t e s

1. Peter Rice, ‘An Engineer Imagines’, Ellipsis London Press, 1996

2. Bill Addis, ‘The Art of the Structural Engineer’, Artemis, 1994

3. Achim Menges, ‘Material Computation’, Architectural Design, Wiley, 2012

4. Helmut Pottmann, ‘Architectural Geometry’, Bentley Institute Press, 2007

5. Mark Goulthorpe + Amy Murphy, ‘ACSA 100′, 2011

6. Zaha Hadid, ‘Common Ground’, Venice Biennale, 2012

7. Wiel Arets, ‘NOWNESS’, IIT Architecture, 2013