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2004 ‘(in)Form Research Studio’/ Reinhardt (Studioleader. Coord.: Prof Tom Henegan)
design project: design rules of individual form strategies for 'the fold'
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(In)FormResearch Studio’ (MArch, Uni Sydney, 2004). 5 weeks workshop.

Throughout the development of architectonics, the production of form has been based on the contemporary understanding of geometry. At the same time, the perception of space as determined by the techniques of visualisation and its mathematics of construction depicted in each epoch’s art/ culture had a strong influence on exactly this geometry – a predetermination of space perception through the training of the eye and shaped the information presented. The cultural shift from the central perspective to photography to film has found its equivalent of form understanding in each epoch’s geometry, integrating time as a relevant additional condition to the original x-y-z axis, thus leaving the metrical space.

The studio reviews these phenomena of ‘geometry history’ – from Palladian symmetry via the Cartesian grid to the Corbusian Plan Libre – to investigate alternative forms of geometry: With the integration of time as a 4-dimensional factor and the acknowledgement of parallel realities as offered by digital information systems, a series of form generating methods have emerged. The ‘Anamorphical Plan’, ‘Growth and Form’ interdependencies as described by D’Arcy Thompson, the ‘Fluctuating Plan’, grid-independent geometries such as the ‘Moebius Strip’ and the ‘Kleinsche Bottle’, and form-generating processes such as surface bifurcations systems, combined geometry strategies and multiples organization patterns are to name but a few. The 5-week seminar departs from Corbusier’s Domino House that is (re)construct and transformed in a series of models - from the original rules system and designs to diverse passages of unknown forms and formations.

res_Sonic Domes
res_Acoustic Consequences/Performative Structures
res_gold/monstrous topography
res_Not What We Think
res_First Steps in Body-Machine Choreography
txt_Trivet Fields: Materiality of Interaction
phd_Departures From the Blueprint
txt_Elastic: Latent Formations in Fashion
txt_Design Model And Media Rotation
txt_Prosthetic Surface: Dynamic Architecture
txt_Surface Strategies and Constructive Line
studio performative spaces
studio_design models
lab_branding dubai
lab_elastic space
lab_prosthetic surface
lab_inform research
lab_precast reality