May 2013

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Below is a nice brief explanation of the concept “pattern” in architecture. In fact, this old issue of AD still covers many aspects of contemporary conception and use of patterns in designing. I advise everyone in this field to take a look at this journal. The etymology of ‘pattern’ is from the Latin pater, or patronus, meaning father, patron, god or master, from which is derived the notion of pattern as a model, example, matrix, stencil or mould. The contemporary concept of pattern is as a sequence, distribution, structure or progression, a […]

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A newly established student club named “E3 Architecture and Design” is organizing a two-day workshop at İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture between June 10-11, 2013. Event will be conducted at our computer lab. so the seats are limited to 28. I’ll try to explain the basic concepts of dataflow management in computer aided design. Also I plan to test a couple of problems apparent in computational geometry but not architecture yet.

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Becoming very popular after the Beijing 2008 Olympics National Aquatics Centre’s facade (which is believed to be a voronoi subdivision, as an epic mistake), Weaire-Phelan is a solution (again said to be the “best” solution, which is not yet proven) of equal volumes with minimal surface area. This quickly became a cult object for contemporary architectural geometry (this is correct). Although it is believed to be a structural solution, I think for architects, catching the eye with “cute bubbles” seem to be the primary purpose of this structure. (images from […]

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Below is the final production of three-day workshop at Bolu İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. For more information about the process and the photos from first student prototypes, you may visit workshop blog at infections2.blogspot.com Grasshopper definition developed within the workshop is a simple multi-attractor system that deforms (or re-constructs) a regular square grid using the well-known voronoi subdivision. I’ll post the definition here.

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The three-day design workshop at Bolu İzzet Baysal University has now opened a blog at: www.infections2.blogspot.com.  Students are expected to share their work there, so you may be able to track the whole workshop process in real-time.