- 16 NovHenriette Bier acts as member of the scientific committee of Oxford Journal Interacting with Computers
- 16 NovA. Liu Cheng and H. Bier publish paper on Adaptive Building-Skin Components as Context-Aware Nodes in an Extended Cyber-Physical Network for IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things 2016
- 04 NovTiantian Du and Nimish Biloria hosted the workshop "Transitional Space Design and the Concept of Architectural Thermodynamics"
- 04 NovHenriette Bier appointed as member of the scientific committee of IJAC journal
- 18 OctDr. Nimish Biloria appointed as Scientific Committee member for the CAAD Futures 2017 Conference: Future Trajectories of Computation in Design
- 23 SepHenriette Bier appointed as member of the scientific committee of CAAD Futures 2017: Future Trajectories of Computation in Design
- 23 SepHenriette Bier certified reviewer of Elsevier's Journal of Materials and Design
- 23 SepProf. Kas Oosterhuis speaker at MakeHappen! Inspiration Day 2016
- 16 SepHyperbody graduate students Ralph Cloot and Arwin Hidding in collaboration with Sina Mostafavi and supervised by Kas Oosterhuis design a building for Neurotopia
- 15 SepDr. Nimish Biloria has been appointed as Associate Partner for the LASG (Living Architecture Systems Group), University of Waterloo, Canada
From 4th to the 18th of November, Hyperbody organizes a Parametric Design Design and Prototyping workshop at Southeast University of China, located in Nanjing City China. Tutor: Han Feng (PhD candidate, Hyperbody, TU Delft, the Netherlands)
The relation between form and component is one of the hot spots of Digital Architecture. The popular workflow starts with a given form, and then populates a set of customized components to finalize the geometry . The advantage of this workflow lies in its efficiency, say by simplifying the complex design problem into smaller ones (form design, surface subdivision design and component design), effective local strategies can be devised and applied. This workshop will take a brief examination of the form2component workflow, and then focus on an inversed workflow, say component2form, which means starts with the design of a set of parametric component with clear connectivity logic, and then play with these fabricated component to realize form finding in a bottom up manner.
In the hands-on phrase of this workshop, students will work in small groups of 3-5 persons. Each group will design and produce their own physical components and creatively assemble them to search for the final form. During this physical form finding process, students will also apply the CAD model made in this workshop to fast produce the needed components. Each group shall finish two physical models out of the same set of components for comparison.