Geoff Manaugh’s BLDGBLOG is an interesting meltin’ pot of architecture-related stuff. In this post, he talks about the work of Yousef Al-Mehdari, student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, whose work embraces human body, baroque and ornament. From the blog:
The project explores religious ritual and the human body, alongside an interest in “transitory sculptures,” processional routes, and a kind of body-futurist rediscovery of architectural ornament. Vortices of limbs ossify into cathedrals; overlapping anatomies become windows and valves.
Thanks to Andrea Graziano for the link, I’ve been (unsuccesfully) searching it for a while.
Cymatics, also known as modal phenomena, is the study of visible sound and vibration, typically on the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane. Directly visualizing vibrations involves using sound to excite media often in the form of particles, pastes, and liquids. [Wikipedia]
from the website:
“We do stuff with liquids and sound. Combining the two to reveal unique natural shapes & patterns. Images from our sound sculptures are created in real time, and without the aid of computers. Our work is inspired by Dr Hans Jenny, pioneer of Cymatics during the 50’s & 60’s. Our images were most recently used on Peter Gabriels Growing Up tour. Cymatics.org is the ongoing brainchild of Jan Meinema & Dan Blore”
from the website:
“Within the Sabin+Jones LabStudio, architects, mathematicians, materials scientists and cell biologists are actively collaborating to develop, analyze and abstract dynamic, biological systems through the generation and design of new tools. These new approaches for modeling complexity and visualizing large datasets are subsequently applied to both architectural and biomedical research and design. The real and virtual world that LabStudio occupies has already offered radical new insights into generative and ecological design within architecture, and it is providing new ways of seeing and measuring how dynamic living systems are formed and operate during development and in disease. Overall, the Mission of LabStudio is to produce new modes of thinking, working and creating in design and biomedicine through the modeling of dynamic, multi-dimensional systems with experiments in biology, applied mathematics, fabrication and material construction.”
Captured in twitter from ddelgiu.
Levin Lo _ System research
Project developed at DS.13, on the architectural implications derived by the study of flowers and the related effects and affects.