- 11 NovH. Bier and S. Mostafavi publish journal paper on Data-Driven Architectural Design to Production and Operation in Systema's special issue Architectural Ecologies
- 26 OctRobotic Painting / Machining Emotion project team at Dubai Design Week
- 26 OctJia-Rey Chang published a paper in the New Architecture Journal NO.5: "Digital Techniques and Architectural Evolution"
- 25 OctIn ACADIA 2015 Peer Reviewed Projects, Sina Mostafavi and Henriette Bier published a project on Informed Design to Robotic Production systems.
- 25 OctDr. Nimish Biloria, Jia-Rey Chang and Dieter Vandoren published a paper "Ambiguous Topology" at IEEE VISAP'15 conference, Chicago, USA
- 23 OctHenriette Bier talks at the 3TU symposium Real Additive Manufacturing
- 22 OctNew website "Machining Emotion" is launched by the Robotic Painting project team
- 21 OctAt Dutch Design Week 2015, Sina Mostafavi talks about Creative applications of Design to Robotic Production systems in architectural design and building processes
- 01 OctHyperbody hosts Delft Robotics Institute's monthly RoboCafé on "Pro-active Robotics"
- 25 SepSocialGlass is featured on NRCQ, the leading business news site in the Netherlands
Reaching the goals of Hyperbody in creating Non-standard buildings and adding the compatibility with LEED qualifications and meeting construction confinements, Alireza Hakak PhD candidate of Hyperbody has won an open competition. Hakak and his team were challenged to design a 10,000m2 commercial center for building industry in the Gilan Province, which is located in the northern part of Iran. Within a moderate climate and surrounded with forests, enough precipitation and unique landscape scenes are the main characteristics of the site.
Specific site dimension (150*20), building codes and regulation forced designer to extend the footprint through an east/west extension. To reach the final square meter, minimizing the voids and atriums was considered. However spotting two atriums for structural purposes meant that building respiration seemed to be necessary.
Flooded with environmentally conscious and LEED compliant, choices were implemented in energy efficiency (using the most natural ventilation and light by helping infiltration of the light and fresh air through elevation and roof), renewable energy (applying solar cells), water efficiency (designing a system for gathering waste water and recycle it for reuse), air quality (considering two atriums for natural light and ventilation) and usage of rapidly renewable resource (applying wood as a renewable resource for the second skin of building for climate and sound isolation).
The conference room, restaurant and other facilities shifted to the top floor not to interfere with commercial parts, also to get the advantages of the best view. Following the emergency exit regulations, three separate vertical accesses (staircase and elevators) been considered, starting from the top floor to the safe zones. Inside escalators will help the vertical access especially in the commercial spaces.
Seen from outside, the building seems to be formed by invisible forces of nature and actually deform the envelope. On one hand, we follow building codes and construction regulation and use the full capacity of the allowed footprint to reach the optimum square meters tp dictate the cubic simple shape. On the other hand, destructive forces and dissonances are at work which fragment the choreography of the monument and shaped the skin.
Architects: Alireza Mahdizadeh Hakak, Ali Aleali, Fatemeh Farmanfarmayee