Κυριακή, 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2019

New Publication, "Computational Design – From Promise to Practice", edited by Nicole Gardner, M. Hank Haeusler and Yannis Zavoleas

Computational design is a post-disciplinary pursuit that operates at the intersection of science, engineering, architecture, and design. 
What new strategies, tools, methods, and workfl ows for conceptualising, generating and producing the built environment do and can computational designers use?
Do new opportunities to enhance design agency and realise more sustainable and resilient built environment design outcomes exist when thinking through technology?
How can the industry overcome technical, economic, social, cultural, and regulatory barriers to implement new systems and processes?

Computational Design: From Promise to Practice argues that to realise the full potential of computational design necessitates an approach that brings theory andresearch inquiry into closer dialogue with the realities and conditions of the design, delivery, and production of the built and urban environment as well as its livedexperiences. This book documents an action-research approach that underpins the Computational Design Education and Research program at the University of New South Wales, Australia and that simultaneously combines theory and practice, researchers and industry practioners, and action and refl ection. The innovative range of theoretical positions and projects presented here demonstrate how a synergistic approach to transforming real-world industry challenges into academic research inquiries and learning opportunities can in-turn positively transform the AEC industry and 21st century cities.

More, at publisher's webpage 

Δευτέρα, 15 Απριλίου 2019

Χωρικές Στρεβλώσεις, Anthony Vidler

Οι Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Θεσσαλίας, σας προσκαλούν στην πρώτη παρουσίαση της νέας έκδοσης με τίτλο «Χωρικές Στρεβλώσεις: Τέχνη, Αρχιτεκτονική και Άγχος στον Σύγχρονο Πολιτισμό», του Anthony Vidler, παρουσία του συγγραφέα.

Επιστημονική επιμέλεια έκδοσης: Νίκος Πατσαβός
Μετάφραση: Βαγγέλης Μπεκιαρίδης, Νίκος Πατσαβός


Αλέξανδρος Μαζαράκης-Αινιάν, Διευθυντής Παν. Εκδόσεων Θεσσαλίας, Τμ. Ιστορίας, Αρχαιολογίας και Κοινωνικής Ανθρωπολογίας Παν. Θεσσαλίας
Γιώργος Παπακωνσταντίνου, Τμ. Αρχιτεκτόνων Παν. Θεσσαλίας

Στην συζήτηση για το βιβλίο συμμετέχουν:

Anthony Vidler, Cooper Union School of Architecture
Γιώργος Πανέτσος, Τμ. Αρχιτεκτόνων Παν. Πατρών
Αριάδνη Βοζάνη, Σχ. Αρχιτεκτόνων ΕΜΠ
Θανάσης Μουτσόπουλος, Τμ. Αρχιτεκτόνων Πολ. Κρήτης
Αριστοτέλης Δημητρακόπουλος, Τμ. Αρχιτεκτόνων Παν. Ιωαννίνων
Κωνσταντίνος Βασιλείου, Τμ. Θεωρίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης ΑΣΚΤ
Βαγγέλης Μπεκιαρίδης, Αρχιτέκτονας, συν-μεταφραστής έκδοσης

Συντονισμός συζήτησης:
Νίκος Πατσαβός, Αρχιτέκτονας, επιμελητής και συν-μεταφραστής έκδοσης

Η εκδήλωση είναι ανοικτή στο κοινό.

Τα δοκίμια αυτού του βιβλίου ακολούθησαν, και σε κάποιο βαθμό συμπλήρωσαν, την προγενέστερη μελέτη για "Το Αρχιτεκτονικό Ανοίκειο" που είχε εκδοθεί οκτώ χρόνια νωρίτερα. Κοινή αφετηρία και των δύο ήταν η εμφανής πολιτιστική επίδραση της ανάδυσης της ψυχανάλυσης ως μέσο αντιμετώπισης της μοντέρνας αποξένωσης, ξεκινώντας από τα τέλη του 20ου αιώνα με τον Freud και καταλήγοντας στην επαναδιατύπωση των αρχών της από τον Lacan κατά την δεκαετία του 1960. Ωστόσο, ενώ η θεωρία του ανοίκειου αφορούσε ειδικότερα τον εσωτερικό της χώρο, οι θεωρήσεις της παρούσας συλλογής αναφέρονται στις αστικές επιπλοκές της ψυχανάλυσης, τις διάφορες «φοβίες» που συνδέθηκαν αρχικά με την ταραχώδη εμπειρία της νέας μητρόπολης, τους ανοιχτούς της χώρους και τους εσωτερικούς της περιορισμούς.

Οι "Χωρικές Στρεβλώσεις" ξεκινούν με μια ανίχνευση των εννοιών της αγοραφοβίας και της κλειστοφοβίας παράλληλα με την ανάδυση του δυναμικού χώρου στην αρχιτεκτονική σκέψη. Ακολουθεί μια σειρά αναλύσεων αρχιτεκτονικών και καλλιτεχνικών έργων, σε διάφορα εικαστικά και πλαστικά μέσα, για τα οποία υπήρχε φαινομενικά η ανάγκη μιας νέας ερμηνείας εκτός του συνηθισμένου αναλυτικού πλαισίου της ιστορίας της τέχνης. Τα έργα αυτά δεν επιλέχθηκαν ως τα πλέον αντιπροσωπευτικά αντικείμενα της παγκόσμιας σταρ-αρχιτεκτονικής. Αντίθετα, επικεντρώθηκα στο έργο καλλιτεχνών και αρχιτεκτόνων που διαπραγματεύτηκαν τη φύση του μοντέρνου δημόσιου χώρου.

Από τον πρόλογο του Anthony Vidler για την ελληνική έκδοση

Φωτογραφία Εξωφύλλου: Σοφιανός Δραπανιώτης
Σχεδιασμός Έκδοσης: Σοφία Μελαχροινάκη

Για περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες σχετικά με την εκδήλωση, πατήστε εδώ
Ο Anthony Vidler έχει διατελέσει Κοσμήτορας, Πρόεδρος και Καθηγητής στην Cooper Union, το UCLA, το Cornell, το Yale και το Princeton. To εκτενέστατο συγγραφικό του έργο έχει δημοσιευτεί από το MIT Press και τον ελβετικό οίκο Birkhauser ενώ έχει μεταφραστεί στα γαλλικά, τα ιταλικά, τα ισπανικά και τα ελληνικά. Κριτικές του μελέτες έχουν παρουσιαστεί, μεταξύ άλλων, στα σημαντικότερα περιοδικά αρχιτεκτονικής και τέχνης,όπως Architectural Design, Perspecta, Oppositions, Princeton Arts Journal,Artforum,Skyline,Lotus International, ArtCriticism, AAFiles, Quaderns d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme, Domus, Perspecta, Assemblage, Cahiers du CCI, A+U,Ottagono, Progressive Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, ANY, Art Bulletin, Grey Room, Artforum, October, Architectural Review, Log, Critique κ.ά.

Σάββατο, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2019

The Cypriot City Paradigm; urbanity issues in design and planning - NEW PUBLICATION

Ctrl_Space Lab Nikolas Patsavos is the co-editor, together with planner Ioannis A. Pissourios, of the new seminal publication by DOMES architectural publications and the Cyprus Architects Association on The Cypriot City Paradigm: urbanity issues in design and planning

Its a fully documented volume with contributions from the most prominent and epidrastic academics, practitioners and independent researchers from Cyprus and Greece. The publication comes with an unprecedented series of plans,diagrammes and original photographs by Thodoris Nikolaou, Charis Solomou and Petros Phokaides.Its design was worked out by Grid Office and Yorgos Rimenides.

The publication is bilingual, in greek and english. It has been presented to the public in two special events at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Center in Nicosia and the Benaki Museum Pireos Avenue premises in Athens. The Benaki event also included a public discussion on the second publication of the historical volume by Yiannis Aesopos and Giorgos Simaioforides on The Contemporary (Greek) City. 

All presentations are available on video in the following link: Athens Presentation-The Greek and the Cypriot City

You may find Nikolas's article on The Architecture of Polis Cyprus

and his introduction on the second part of the volume 
The Unique and the Paradigmatic: urbanology in the times of cholera.

Δευτέρα, 11 Ιουνίου 2018

Sustainable Heritage Week at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture

Ctrl_Space Lab proudly announces its participation at the "Adaptive Reuse: Towards a new sustainable future for architectural heritage" international exhibition at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture (CMA-CAM) at Chania.

The exhibition was part of the Sustainable Heritage Week, organised by #InHeriT as a 2018 European Cultural Heritage Week event.

Ctrl_Space Lab was a strategic partner and supporter of the week.

#SustainableHeritageWeek in Chania, 
an event awarded with the #2018EuropeanYearofCulturalHeritage sign.
#EuropeForCulture #InHeriT #erasmus

Κυριακή, 1 Απριλίου 2018

Manifesto of Calculated Naivety: COOK8

Ctrl_Space Lab in partnership with MAN-GA Architects has participated at the COOK8 THE NEW DINING PLACE International Design Competition. https://cook8.gr/en/


The history of all hitherto existing restaurants is the history of calculated naivety.
A specter is haunting Cookland—the specter of Postmaterialism!
Protestantism and need have been the ethical condition of capitalism and desire.
In our epoch, capitalism becomes the generator of a new distanciated purism as a mediated culture of excess; the ultimate conspiracy of sensualism as the relativist matrix of material bodies raised back to the status of the imperishable.
The unavoidable stake would be the following: 8 ought not to be dead to re-enter paradise lost.

† Paradise lost: not because questions were raised, neither because lovers took consciousness of pleasure, but because 8 bodies started cooking games; the latter being the primal generator of knowledge. Their primary existence lies in the garden of nature as the book of the ubiquitous truth. Aporia leads 8 to the model of nature as knowledge; thus 8 open the register of desire driven and motivated by the economy of loss and non-satisfaction. In the post-materialist condition, here lies the sense of contemporary art; to postpone the tragic feeling of the loss of motivation, since, when anything goes, nothing happens anymore.
The Cook is a Curator. She is there to restaure the condition of naivety as a mediated relative experience of nature and purity. The Cook is God. The Cook is invisible. Food has always already been there. Food lies there to be found. Food as nature. The tragic as a cosmopolitan 50 euros event. 8 may not be naïve just because 8 want to. 8 eat not to survive neither. 8 need to buy a two hours ticket to a game of desire, nature and the sense of eternal return. 8 eat to recover the sense of historical circularity and to repress, for a while, the meaning of the materialist experience so far. Total seclusion allows for the abolishment of restrain. 8 wish to be there. 8 will never admit having been there. 8 are watching; a vision of synergy and shared guilt. This is the sheer and painless difference between eating naked and eating stripped.

Competition results will be presented at the homonymous exibition at the Benaki Museum and at a new publication by DOMES International Architecture Review.

Πέμπτη, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Compression bending test mechanism for plywood - fiberglass composites, by Alexandros Peteinarelis

Compression bending test mechanism for plywood-fiberglass composites. Encoding complex 3d form into flat 2d strips, through fiber orientation and layers count distribution.

Research project by Alexandros investing on the gap between physical and digital modeling and testing.

A compression bending test mechanism has been developed to measure and document the bending properties of plywood-fiberglass composite slender beams, employing Tracker, a digital video analysis and modelling tool and Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor for Rhino 3d. 

Fiberglass is distributed along planar plywood strips, in one or more layers, in four warp-weft fiber directions of 0, 30, 45 and 60 degrees. The deflections, forces and geometry of the bending tests are analyzed and classified per case, in order to derive the bending modulus, the proportional limit and the minimum bending radius of various plywood-fiberglass layout schemes. 

The results are embedded into K2Engineering, a structurally calibrated extension of Kangaroo2 grasshopper plugin, which is a 3DOF Dynamic Relaxation interactive simulation engine. K2engineering offers direct input and output of structural data that define the resulting shape and can be used to evaluate its structural performance respectively. This enables a unified, multiscalar materially informed form finding process, where the final geometry is approximated according to the local material specifications at a macro, meso and micro scale. General dimensions, i.e. width length and thickness, the number of fiberglass layers and the orientation of wood grain and glass fibers respectively, along with the resin formulation and the chosen boundary conditions can output a variable stiffness strip, that when bent, converges into a non-symmetrical shape of variable curvature without the need of a secondary support system.