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_id 93a8
authors Anders, P.
year 1999
title Envisioning Cyberspace: Designing 3D Electronic Spaces
source McGraw-Hill, NY
summary Free of the constraints of physical form and limited only by imagination, new environments spring to life daily in a fantastic realm called cyberspace. The creators of this new virtual world may be programmers, designers, architects, even children. In this invigorating exploration of the juncture between cyberspace and the physical world, architect Peter Anders brings together leading-edge cyberspace art and architecture ... inspiring new techniques and technologies ... unexpected unions of reality and virtuality ... and visions of challenges and opportunities as yet unexplored. More than an invitation to tour fantastic realms and examine powerful tools, this book is a hard-eyed look at cyberspace's impact on physical, cultural, and social reality, and the human-centered principles of its design. This is a book that will set designers and architects thinkingNand a work of importance to anyone fascinated with the fast-closing space between the real and the virtual.
series other
last changed 2003/04/23 13:14

_id 3
authors Andia, Alfredo
year 1998
title Computadoras y Arquitectura en la Era Digital (Computers and Architecture in the Digital Era)
source II Seminario Iberoamericano de Grafico Digital [SIGRADI Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-97190-0-X] Mar del Plata (Argentina) 9-11 september 1998, pp. 22-31
summary It seems that when architects think, and talk about computers, they only reflect on very narrow images of the phenomenon. Architects think that the impact of computers in their profession is only related to how PCs, CAD/CAM, networks, software, peripherals, can improve the way they work today. Architects, by enlarge, are unable to reflect beyond the screen of their computers and the wall of their offices when it comes to recognize the real consequences resulting from the new technological advances. In this paper we argue that we should think differently. We must recognize that computers are having much more profound impact on the profession. Computers - the technology of the fantastic, par excellence - are changing the city! They are fundamentally transforming the way we use space, and buildings! Computers are beginning to create new kinds of urban cultures and infrastructures. Building types such as offices, banks, retail spaces, and museums are being transformed into virtual workplaces, telecommuting centers, networks of automated teller machines, home banking, smart stores and multimedia experiences. Computers are transforming the concept of working, the concept of banking, the concept of shopping, etc. In the end, something fundamental about the architecture of these activities.
series SIGRADI
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id ecaade2010_078
id ecaade2010_078
authors Chiu, Yun-Ying
year 2010
title How To Make The Soft Skin?: A preliminary framework for the parametric design of the bionic soft skin
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.237-242
summary This paper is a presentation of the preliminary framework for the design and fabrication of the soft-skin. Today, the digital technology applied in the architecture field is everywhere. However, there are still lots of fantastic free form architecture uncompleted and remained on the paper architecture or only the digital visual simulated model. Until now, most of the finished free form cases are consisted of the skin and bones, or only the bones. The complete soft-skin cases without the bones are fewer and the process remains untold. Based on the parametric environments and biology, how might you design a free form without the bones? How could you make the soft skin stand up? The research starts a series of exploration of the design and fabrication for the soft skin, and seeks to propose the preliminary framework as a helpful reference for the designers who deal with the soft skin project.
wos WOS:000340629400025
keywords Soft skin; Bionic architecture; Parametric design; Grasshopper
series eCAADe
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id sigradi2007_af11
id sigradi2007_af11
authors Forzán Gómez, José Antonio
year 2007
title Towards a cartography of the fantastic places [Hacia una Cartografía de los Espacios Fantásticos]
source SIGraDi 2007 - [Proceedings of the 11th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] México D.F. - México 23-25 October 2007, pp. 444-447
summary Fantastic literature has been a reflection object from diverse perspectives. Someone has been in its narrative, myths, processes, intertextuality and a series of conceptualizaciones and interpretations, from the russian formalism to the deconstructivism. This communication presents a possible classification of the fantastic spaces, which goes from the human inside towards the impossible sites. The idea becomes from a dialogue between books of the imagination and Roland Barthes semiology. For each ordering, a text is suggested as a model; as much of classic authors as contemporary. The classification allows a better understanding of fantastic literature and its plays of reality, as well as the narratologics possibilities as much instrumental of creative and applied reading to fields like the cinema, the publicity, the painting, the design, the staging and the ethical formation.
series SIGRADI
email Dirección
last changed 2016/03/10 08:52

_id 6598
authors Goldman, Glenn
year 1996
title Reconstructions, Remakes and Sequels: Architecture and Motion Pictures
source Design Computation: Collaboration, Reasoning, Pedagogy [ACADIA Conference Proceedings / ISBN 1-880250-05-5] Tucson (Arizona / USA) October 31 - November 2, 1996, pp. 11-21
summary Motion pictures can illustrate worlds that have never been. They may show fantastic depictions of the future or an interpretation of the past. In either case, they have the power to reach millions of people across cultures, generations, and educational backgrounds with visions of our environment that do not exist in our everyday world.

The study of imaginary worlds in this design studio case study is limited to motion pictures that postulate unique, or new environments rather than those films that faithfully attempt to document or reconstruct reality. In this sense, the movies used for study have a lineage traceable to Georges Melies "who came to film from illusionism and the "heater," rather than to the reality of the Lumiere brothers who came from photography which ultimately would lead to "cinema-verite."

Discussions, assignments and presentations in the studio are organized to provide students with an opportunity to gain a different awareness of architecture and use varying stimuli as source material for design. The study of architectural history, art, formal principles of design, visual perception, and media are required in order to complete the reconstructions and creations of proposed environments.

All student work throughout the entire semester is created with electronic media and the computer is used as an integral component of the studio enabling analysis and study, design, model creation, and animation. The available capabilities of computer graphics in the studio enables students to explore analytic and synthetic issues of design in motion pictures in a manner not readily available when restricted to traditional media. Through the use of digital media we have an opportunity to better understand the imaginary worlds for what they communicate and the ideas they contain, and therefore create an opportunity to modify our own concept of architecture.

series ACADIA
last changed 2003/04/17 13:47

_id 392b
authors Kensek, K. and Dodd, L. and Cipolla, N.
year 2002
title Fantastic Reconstructions or Reconstructions of the Fantastic? Tracking and Presenting Ambiguity, Alternatives, and Documentation in Virtual Worlds
source Thresholds - Design, Research, Education and Practice, in the Space Between the Physical and the Virtual [Proceedings of the 2002 Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture / ISBN 1-880250-11-X] Pomona (California) 24-27 October 2002, pp. 289-302
summary This paper considers the presence of ambiguity, evidence, and alternatives in virtual reconstructions ofancient, historic, and other no-longer-existing environments. Because the foundation of thesereconstructions is data coupled to interpretations, virtual intellectual products can be grounded throughcritique and citations. The real-world basis for a virtual world may include multiple sources of evidence.This paper will demonstrate a methodology for making ambiguity, the quality of the evidence, andalternative reconstructions dynamically transparent to a user. This methodology harnesses thedynamism and perceptual expectations of multimedia-literate users. In our experiments we have mainlyused Flash and rollovers to create a static version of a “self-tour” that lets the viewer engage ambiguityand evidence in a virtual world dynamically and interactively so that the level of confidence can bemediated and adjusted as desired.By creating these tools, reconstructions can be explicitly linked to the real world while maintaining theflexibility, experience, and interactivity of the multimedia environment. Most importantly, the virtualrendition offers researchers the ability to show a complex set of variables dynamically, thereby allowingthem to be intuitively and interactively grasped in combination, a process that is not presently possibleusing standard techniques of static research presentation.
series ACADIA
last changed 2002/10/26 23:25

_id fe63
authors Lindsey, B.
year 2001
title Digital Gehry
source Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press
summary Frank O. Gehry, born in 1929, founded his own architectural firm in Los Angeles in 1962, and since the building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, he is undoubtedly among the ranks of international architecture superstars. His buildings are complex constructions, with curves and distortions, skilful plastic shapes which never cease to surprise with their breath-taking spatial effects. To create these daring designs, Gehry makes extensive use of the latest electronic tools, physical models are transformed into digital models using software and hardware which has been adapted from the space industry and medical research. This book provides a colourful insight into Gehry's design methods and the creative process behind his fantastic buildings.
series other
last changed 2003/04/23 13:14

_id ecaade2012_234
id ecaade2012_234
authors Pak, Burak ; Newton, Caroline ; Verbeke, Johan
year 2012
title Virtual Worlds and Architectural Education: A Typological Framework
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 739-746.
summary This study introduces a conceptual analysis, a typological framework which aims to map a wide array of possible virtual worlds into a larger frame and explore their signifi cance for architectural education. Using this analysis, we discuss the properties of virtual worlds in four groups: “the real virtual, virtual augmented real, real augmented virtual and fantastic virtual”. Based on these, we propose four different strategies for integrating virtual worlds into architectural education. Overall, this contribution can be seen as a small step towards the revitalization of the architectural design curriculum.
wos WOS:000330322400078
keywords Virtual Worlds; Architectural Education; Reality-virtuality Continuum; Simulacrum
series eCAADe
last changed 2014/04/14 11:07

_id ecaade2007_036
id ecaade2007_036
authors Serrato,-Combe Antonio
year 2007
title SAFDE - Sadness, Anger, Fear, Disgust, Enjoyment
source Predicting the Future [25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5] Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 26-29 September 2007, pp. 237-243
summary This paper presents the results of “SAFDE”, an experimental animation studio where sadness, anger, fear, disgust, and enjoyment were key determinants of the architectural design process. Students were encouraged to experiment with animated depictions of the fantastic – flying superheroes, ferocious velociraptors, battling starships, smoke, wind, fire, and awesome soundtracks, all within the most imaginative architectural setting. The task was to keep audiences suspended in architectural disbelief. They simply had to simulate astonishing animations. From an architectural education perspective the goal was to experiment with wind, movement, fire etc., and visualize how these elements can affect SAFDE and the ultimate emotional quality of architectural production. The presentation includes a DVD highlighting the results of the experimental studio.
keywords Architectural education, animation, design process, visualization, human factors and emotion
series eCAADe
last changed 2007/09/16 15:55

_id sigradi2003_125
id sigradi2003_125
authors Serrato-Combe, Antonio
year 2003
title Fantastic Architecture
source SIGraDi 2003 - [Proceedings of the 7th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Rosario Argentina 5-7 november 2003
summary This paper documents the approach, process and results of several architectural design studios where the author introduced science fiction (broadly defined) and three computer experimental form modelers as 'creative stimulants' in the pursuit of Fantastic Architecture. The paper is not about whether architecture students should or should not pursue the design of 'implausible', 'absurd', or even 'bizarre' architecture, but about using a particular strategy as a sincere attempt to stimulate imagination and creativity.
keywords Design process, modeling, form generators
series SIGRADI
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