Smartgeometry 2013: Day One

The Smartgeometry 2013 four-day workshops were hosted by the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, in London

At the Wates House; six clusters involving model making and construction took over the ground floor.

Four clusters concentrating on digital solutions worked on location at the Royal Ear Hospital. Mirco Becker (standing) is one of the leaders, or " Cluster Champions," of the Digital Intuition & Prediction cluster.

Bruce Davison is a co-leader of the cluster Volatile Territories.

The cluster (A)Synchronous Streams is analyzing data collected using helium balloons and sensors.

Henrik Malm shows a building model generated in his cluster PAD (Probabalistic Architectural Design).

The cluster Projections of Reality is exploring how architects can capture and analyze 3-D data from physical models and scans.

The cluster Adaptive Structural Skins aims to find dynamic structural forms that can respond to changing programmatic or environmental conditions.

The cluster Computer Vision and Freeform Construction uses algorithms to guide the construction of freeform, masonry tile vaults.

The cluster Thermal Reticulations is comparing the empirical thermal performance of different façade designs with predicted performance.

Façades were made through laser cutting, CNC milling, and 3-D printing.

The Transformational Strategies cluster is exploring how existing cities can be transformed into sustainable urban environments.

The Robotic Foaming cluster uses computer scripting and robots to build lightweight composite structures.

Examples of the successful, self-supporting foam structures created with the robots. The foam is hand mixed and takes about 20 mintues to cure.

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