Architect Sophia Vyzoviti pushes, cuts, pleats, folds, and shreds the edges of architectural design — to startling effect. I was a librarian to architecture and engineering departments at a community college for some years, and found myself often promoting her work on folding matter to CAD-dazed sophomores; it opened eyes. Her emphasis on the techniques of handling physical models and materials is refreshing in a world when so many of the Prtizker class seem to work solely in software. I interview her here about augmented reality, touching stuff, and the aesthetics of smart textures. Woody Evans: I love the notion that composition of new work can happen in physical material before it even appears as sketches.
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Folding as a Morphogenetic Process in. Folding as a generative process in architectural design is essentially experimental: agnostic, non-linear and bottom up. Our interest lies on the morphogenetic process, the sequence of transformations that affect the design object. Considering this an open and dynamic development where the design.
Cut off from the continuum. Transition 1. Ivory C. The task is to extensively explore transformations of a single paper surface into a volume, with one constraint only, maintaining the continuity of the material.
The paper's transformative origins are simple actions, intuitive responses, delivered here as a list of verbs; fold, press, crease, pleat, score, cut, pull up, rotate, twist, revolve, wrap, pierce, hinge, knot, weave, compress, unfold. In the early folding performances, we can appreciate. Reading the paperfold as a. Transition 2: Algorithms. The paperfold is a dynamic artefact, unstable and evolving. It bares the traces.
The paperfold unfolded, becomes a map of its origination process. Repetitive paper folding performances evolve initial intuitive responses into primary techniques: triangulation, stress forming, stratification of folds, folds within folds, or patterns like strips, spline curves, spirals, or meanders. Manipulation of paper surface in order to produce volume constitutes a curriculum of activity, a program. We consider the succession of transformations resulting to the paperfold artefact as a genetic algorithm of form.
The task in. Generative sequences, augmented techniques, unfolding, transformation mappings, instructive plans and inventories of transformation are submitted here as definitions of the paperfold algorithm.
Understanding and. This re-introduces the problem of documentation,. Thus the paperfold can be considered an event, defined by Leibniz5 as an extension, where the object expands. Transition 3: Spatial, Structural and Organizational Diagrams.
Space emerges in the paperfold during a dynamic volume generation process. The void bounded between the folds of the paper manifests a curvilinear form that cannot be exactly. Like its delimiting surfaces. Mapping the paperfold as a spatial diagram requires an abstraction of spatial relations. Geometric characteristics are initially irrelevant.
The task in this phase is to perceive and configure the space between the folds as actual space. Not yet as the virtual form of a possible building or as an abstract geometric space but as space accommodating an abstract program. A smooth space, that needs to be occupied in order to be calculated. We introduce the itinerary of a human body, a succession of. Accessibility is the. Connectivity is consequential performance. Loops and Crossings are emergent space concepts.
Given the consistency of ivory carton, the crease, the pleat and. In the folding process of surface warping creases receive and distribute tension and compression. The fishbone6 is a major structural pattern deriving from the domain of origami paper folding, a regular structure. Paperfold derivative organizational diagrams are entanglement, interlacement and stratification. Serial variation of strips has. Due to the warping of the surface, the dominance of t 1e oblique plane is expressed through a series between horizontal and vertical.
Blurred boundaries between. Transition 4: Architectural Prototypes. In a design generative process by folding, the architectural object is not an a priori target to be achieved. Given the educational context, the spatial, structural and organizational. Thus we can define here as architectural prototype the spatial, structural or organizational.
The task here is to attribute. A concise account of the prototypes developed in the studio course illustrated here includes the warped surface series, the wrapped interior, the niche, intertwining tubes, life-pods for urban nomads, the living-workingmachine, the hollow dike and the urban camping. Unlike disjunctive notions of cross, trans, or dis-programmings, attributing architectural substance to the paperfold diagram is a research project that seeks reciprocity between spatial properties, organization of program and structure.
Nevertheless this reciprocity goes beyond deterministic interdependence into a multiplicity of possible. Through the evaluation of these. Sophia Vyzoviti, June Ivory carton is direct translation from the Dutch ivair kartan; thin, robust but. Paperfald is. The argument for diagrammatic architecture comes in accordance to Deleuze.
A diagram has neither substance nor form, neither content nor expression. Brian Massumi,. University of Minnesota. Stan Ailen, 'mapping the unmappable-on notation' in Practice: architecture,. Voices in art,. Giiles Deleuze, The fold, Leibniz and the Baroque,. Tom Conley,. The Athlone Press, London, See also page 18 and of this publication.
For further reference consult. Stanford Kwinter, 'The complex and the singular'. Time-Towards a Theory of the Event in Modernist. Bernard Tschumi, Architecture. Massachusetts, 1 9 9 6. Greg Lynn, 'Architectural curvilinearity - the folded, the pliant and the supple'. Bas Rozenbeek. Marcus Buitenweg. Bas Vogelpoel. Cindy Wouters. Magnus Bojrkman. Transition 4 Achitectural Prototypes. Warped surface.
Intertwinning tubes. Living - working. Urban camping. Natacha Fricout. Pift or Niche? DE:' ,. Fredrik Lyth. LEVEL 1. LEVEL 3.
LEVEL 2. Daniel Norell. BAR- B-Q. FoldingArchitecture, Concise Genealogy of the Practice. Sophia Vyzoviti. Folding emerged. In the perspective. Design Profile, guest-edited. The issue released in. Cobb, Eisenman,. Gehry, Kipnis,. Greg Lynn, in his contribution to the above issue, titled -.
Prologue The D10 design studio project is an example of an architectural design process with a circular nature. In contrast to a linear process, it allows one to encircle a problem and understand and confront it in all its relationships - in other words, it is a kind of exploration. It results among other things in an expansion from logical to associative coherence. The effect is investigative design and attitude formation. In this context, the fold is more important for the development of methods to arrive at a new architecture, than it is for the development of an individual architectural form.
Building Between Dimensions: An Interview with Sophia Vyzoviti
The technique of folding in contemporary architecture is vividly illustrated with a survey of much-discussed concepts, projects, and buildings in which this technique was applied. This book is compulsory for every architect wishing to design outside the mainstream. Sophia Vysivoti is an architect and teaches design method at the Delft University of Technology. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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