By Hanif Kara, Daniel Bosia
The contents of the publication will spotlight the variations among the layout and engineering disciplines – strengths and flaws. it is going to additionally illustrate examples of interdisciplinary interactions. Any fake dichotomies may be printed and the numerous non-linear tactics borne out of tough conventions among conventional and new modes of perform might be published. tasks in keeping with a physique of expertise spanning a long time can be chosen to aid experimentation that is going past an undisciplined look for originality, innovation and creativity. as well as writings from Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia contributions can be sought from experts within the box who've performed a job within the operations of P.art® at AKT II – prior and current – qualifying them to disseminate and distribute a selected type of ‘knowledge’.
- Features paintings of architectural practices: Adjaye affiliates, Foster + companions, Heatherwick Studio, HOK, Serie Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects.
- In addition to AKT II, it is going to surround the paintings of engineers and engineering experts reminiscent of: Arup, Cecil Balmond, Buckminster Fuller, Buro Happold, Pier Luigi Nervi and Peter Rice.
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Cross-disciplinary’ design allows experts in each discipline to interface and develop mutual languages. Again, digital design has helped this process, as shared protocols have been developed to communicate design. Geometry, materiality, structure and environment can be synthesised into interoperable models that allow those exchanges. AKT is the interface between the parametric geometric model and the analytical engineering packages, designed to carry information about material properties, local loading conditions and other site-specific boundary conditions; it feeds data back to the design model about its structural or environmental performance, allowing informed design decisions (Figure 10).
Structural expression over geometric substrate: Clyde Lane House The Clyde Lane House (Figures 2 to 4) project comprised a roof designed by Future Systems as a doubly curved surface that dips in the middle to form an atrium. Although the roof is load-bearing, its form is not structural (structural efficiency was not a driving force behind its geometric form). For this roof design, the main communication took place among the architects, engineers and the computational design team. 2 Future Systems with AKT II, Clyde Lane House, Dublin, Ireland, 2008.
Such surfaces can be used to study the properties of the associated knot or link. These are non-orientable surfaces whose top surface continuously flows into its bottom surface. 2 A non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) surface is a mathematical surface used in computer graphics for generating and representing curves and surfaces. It offers great flexibility and precision for handling both analytic and modelled shapes. TEXT © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Reciprocal Ribbed diaphragm Layered G SIN LE YE LA IMAGES Figures 1 and 2 © Arup; figures 3, 5, 7 and 8 © Arup/Daniel Bosia; figure 4 © Ulrich Rossmann/Arup; figures 6 and 14 © Hufton + Crow; figure 9 © Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects; figures 10, 11, 12 and 15 © AKT II; figure 13 © Valerie Bennet/AKT II R 2 DIGITAL TO POST-DIGITAL 50-51 Design Engineering Refocused By Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.