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Communication Landscapes

Communication Landscapes

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An installation at Seoul Biennale 2017   [embed]https://vimeo.com/236093225[/embed] Seoul, 06 October, 2017:  “Imminent Commons” – this year’s Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism opens the debate about the dramatic challenges global cities are facing, be they social, ecological or technological. On this occasion HENN and DDU present an...

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Wasp Plugin for Grasshopper

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Wasp is a set of open-source Grasshopper components, developed in Python by DDU team member Andrea Rossi, directed at representing and designing with discrete elements. Significant parts of Wasp have been developed as part of research on digital materials and discrete design at DDU. Wasp has...

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BE-AM is an annual symposium on the theme of Additive Manufacturing in the Built Environment. The 2017 edition focuses on initiating discussions and exchange between experts from academia and industry on novel concepts and cutting-edge research in the context of additive manufacturing.   SYMPOSIUM FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN...

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Man-Machine Collaboration

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The research presents a design and assembly process that focuses on man-machine collaboration. The goal is interweaving the material system with the computational design tool via machine sensing and a robotic assembly process. Therefore utilize manual manipulated building components as inputs. Parametric modeling software is removed from the front...

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Topological Interlocking

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Topological Interlocking Assemblies are modular structures that unfold structural capacity by kinematically constraining their building blocks through interlocking. [caption id="attachment_7540" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Topological Interlocking Assembly. 3D printed model presented in the exhibition +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung in the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin 30/09/2016 - 08/01/2017[/caption] While masonry...

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BE-AM – SYMPOSIUM – 27.10.2016

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Symposium zur additiven Fertigung im Bauwesen BE-AM is an annual symposium on the theme of Additive Manufacturing in the Built Environment. The 2017 edition focuses on initiating discussions and exchange between experts from academia and industry on novel concepts and cutting-edge research in the context of...

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Sensitive Assembly

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https://vimeo.com/143735411 The interactive installation Sensitive Assembly invites people to play a Jenga-like game. Starting from a solid wall, players are asked to remove and replace the installation's building blocks to create windows to a nurturing light while challenging its stability. A computational system that senses the current...

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20.000 Blocks Above the Ground

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https://vimeo.com/157422108 The project 20.000 Blocks above the Ground is a game platform and an expert system in one. The project follows research in engaging non-trained individuals in the creation of complex architectural designs using games and crowdsourcing for human-directed problem-solving. Architectural experts can encode their design knowledge into...

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https://vimeo.com/184859708 The DDU collaborates with the Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Heidelberg in designing an urban vision for the Patrick Henry Village (PHV) near the historical city of Heidelberg. The 100-hectare area, used until 2013 by the US army, is to become a model for how future cities can house our knowledge-based society. IBAs...

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barBeton is a bar counter made from ultra high performance concrete (UHPC). The object was a research project which explored the potential of the new material in combination with novel moulding techniques. The research was conducted by Mirco Becker and Oliver Tessmann together with students from the...

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