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_id ascaad2014_003
id ascaad2014_003
authors Parlac, Vera
year 2014
title Surface Dynamics: From dynamic surface to agile spaces
source Digital Crafting [7th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2014 / ISBN 978-603-90142-5-6], Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 31 March - 3 April 2014, pp. 39-48
summary Behavior, adaptation and responsiveness are characteristics of live organisms; architecture on the other hand is structurally, materially and functionally constructed. With the shift from ‘mechanical’ towards ‘organic’ paradigm (Mae-Wan Ho, 1997) attitude towards architectural adaptation, behavior and performance is shifting as well. This change is altering a system of reference and conceptual basis for architecture by suggesting the integration of dynamics – dynamics that don’t address kinetic movement only but include flows of energies, material and information. This paper presents an ongoing research into kinetic material system with the focus on non-mechanical actuation (shape memory alloy) and the structural and material behavior. It proposes an adaptive surface capable of altering its shape and forming small occupiable spaces that respond to external and internal influences and flows of information. The adaptive structure is developed as a physical and digital prototype. Its behavior is examined at a physical level and the findings are used to digitally simulate the behavior of the larger system. The design approach is driven by an interest in adaptive systems in nature and material variability (structural and functional) of naturally constructed materials. The broader goal of the research is to test the scale at which shape memory alloy can be employed as an actuator of dynamic architectural surfaces and to speculate on and explore the capacity of active and responsive systems to produce adaptable surfaces that can form occupiable spaces and with that, added functionalities in architectural and urban environments.
series ASCAAD
email vera.parlac@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2016/02/15 12:09

_id acadia11_26
id acadia11_26
authors Parlac, Vera
year 2011
title Integrating Physical and Digital: Interactive technologies and design of matter
source ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 26-29
summary Today, thanks to current technological achievements, deepening and broadening of scientific information and knowledge, as well as expansion in our understanding of the world around us and underlying processes that govern metabolisms of natural world, we are able to see deep connections between the made and natural worlds. With such an expansive context comes an ability to effectively and productively integrate new knowledge, information, methods and techniques back into the design and production of architecture. Confluence of various technologies and their assimilation are altering the way we perform, organize and distribute our activities and materials. The conceptual model of architecture is changing.
keywords integrative design; interaction; matter
series ACADIA
type introduction
email vera.parlac@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2011/10/06 04:05

_id acadia13_431
id acadia13_431
authors Parlac, Vera
year 2013
title Agile Spaces
source ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 431-432
summary This project is part of an ongoing research into kinetic material system with focus on non mechanical actuation (shape memory alloy) and structural and material behavior. It proposes an adaptive surface capable of altering its shape and forming small occupiable spaces that respond to external and internal influences and flow of information.
keywords Next Generation Technology; Adaptive Architecture; Responsive Systems; Shape Memory Alloy; Intelligent Skins
series ACADIA
type Research Poster
email vera.parlac@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2013/12/16 08:04

_id caadria2013_163
id caadria2013_163
authors Parlac, Vera
year 2013
title Surface Change: Information, Matter and Environment – Surface Change Project
source Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013) / Singapore 15-18 May 2013, pp. 935-944
summary Over the past decade, there has been an increasing interest in exploring the capacity of built spaces to respond dynamically and adapt to changes in the external and internal environments. Such explorations are technologically and socially motivated, in response to recent technological and cultural developments. Advances in embedded computation, material design, and kinetics on the technological side, and increasing concerns about sustainability, social and urban changes on the cultural side, provide a background for responsive/interactive architectural solutions that have started to emerge. This paper presents an ongoing design research project driven by an interest in adaptive systems in nature and a desire to explore the capacity of built spaces to respond dynamically. The paper underlines architecture’s inseparable link to technology and projects a vision of architecture that, through its capacity to change and adapt, becomes an integrated, responsive, adaptive and productive participant within larger ecologies.  
wos WOS:000351496100096
keywords esponsive architecture, Dynamic environments, Mechatronics, Kinetic material systems, Embedded systems, Shape memory alloy 
series CAADRIA
email vera.parlac@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id lasg_whitepapers_2019_235
id lasg_whitepapers_2019_235
authors Parlac, Vera
year 2019
title Soft Kinetics; Integrating Soft Robotics into Architectural Assemblies
source Living Architecture Systems Group White Papers 2019 [ISBN 978-1-988366-18-0] Riverside Architectural Press: Toronto, Canada 2019. pp.235 - 250
summary The project described in this paper explores the integration of custom-made soft robotic muscles into a component-based surface. This project is part of a broader research that focuses on new material behaviors and their capacity to produce adaptive and dynamic material systems. The paper discusses the use of a pneumatic system as a form of material-based actuation. It presents the ongoing research into the capacity of integrated [pneu] structures to generate kinetic movement within a component-based assembly to produce a responsive and “programmable” architectural skin. This is a prototype-based exploration that demonstrates different kinds of movement achieved by different silicone muscle types and proposes a light modular construct, its components, and patterns of aggregation that work in unison with the silicone muscles to produce a dynamic architectural skin. The project is informed by a history of pneumatic structures, the technology of soft robotics, and a kit-of-parts design strategy.
keywords living architecture systems group, organicism, intelligent systems, design methods, engineering and art, new media art, interactive art, dissipative systems, technology, cognition, responsiveness, biomaterials, artificial natures, 4DSOUND, materials, virtual projections,
email vparlac@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2019/07/29 12:02

_id acadia11_000
id acadia11_000
authors Taron, Joshua M; Parlac, Vera; Kolarevic, Branko; Johnson, Jason S (eds.)
year 2011
title ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation
source Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, 413 p.
summary With the world turning its eyes to a new tomorrow and America reshaping and greening its infrastructure, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, is proud to host "reForm()" -- A conference that explores how architects, engineers, artists and designers are using new HARDWARE, SOFTWARE and MIDDLEWARE technologies to transform the ways in which buildings and spaces perform, act and operate. Set in the heart of Chicago, a city with a legacy of innovation in design and building technology, ACADIA09 provides a unique forum for the examination of emerging research and design in today's building and design professions.
series ACADIA
email jmtaron@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2011/10/06 04:05

_id acadia11_20
id acadia11_20
authors Taron, Joshua M; Parlac, Vera; Kolarevic, Branko; Johnson, Jason S
year 2011
title Forewords: An Integrative Moment
source ACADIA 11: Integration through Computation [Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)] [ISBN 978-1-6136-4595-6] Banff (Alberta) 13-16 October, 2011, pp. 20-21
summary The ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference explores integrative trajectories and areas of overlap that have emerged through computation between design, its allied disciplines of engineering and construction, and other fields, such as computer science, material science, mathematics and biology. The conference highlights experimental projects in which methods, processes, and techniques are discovered, appropriated, adapted, and altered from elsewhere, and digitally pursued.
keywords integrative design
series ACADIA
type introduction
email jmtaron@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2011/10/06 04:05

_id lasg_whitepapers_2016_254
id lasg_whitepapers_2016_254
authors Vera Parlac & Branko Kolarevic
year 2016
title Towards Responsiveness in Architecture
source Living Architecture Systems Group White Papers 2016 [ISBN 978-1-988366-10-4 (EPUB)] Riverside Architectural Press 2016: Toronto, Canada pp. 254 - 261
summary Living Architecture Systems Group "White Papers 2016" is a dossier produced for the occasion of the Living Architecture Systems Group launch event and symposium hosted on November 4 and 5 at the Sterling Road Studio in Toronto and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture at Cambridge. The "White Papers 2016" presents research contributions from the LASG partners, forming an overview of the partnership and highlighting oppportunities for future collaborations.
keywords design, dissipative methods, design methods, synthetic cognition, neuroscience, metabolism, STEAM, organicism, field work, responsive systems, space, visualizations, sensors, actuators, signal flows, art and technology, new media art, digital art, emerging technologies, citizen building, bioinspiration, performance, paradigms, artificial nature, virtual design, regenerative design, 4DSOUND, spatial sound, biomanufacturing, eskin, delueze, bees, robotics
email vparlac@ucalgary.ca
last changed 2019/07/29 12:02

_id ijac201816402
id ijac201816402
authors Wit, Andrew John; Vasey, Lauren, Vera Parlac, Mara Marcu, Wassim Jabi, David Gerber, Mahesh Daas and Mark Clayton
year 2018
title Artificial intelligence and robotics in architecture: Autonomy, agency, and indeterminacy
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 16 - no. 4, 245-247
series journal
last changed 2019/08/07 12:04

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