- 15 AugCall for Papers for Next Generation Building, Vol. 4, 2017: Building-as-Apparatus or Cyber-physical Apparatization in/of Architecture
- 04 JulThesis defence Alireza Mahdizadeh Hakak: Enhancing [spatial] creativity
- 29 JunHenriette Bier is invited speaker at Border Sessions 2017 in Den Haag
- 28 JunH. Bier, R. Schmehl, S. Mostafavi, A. Anton and S. Bodea publish paper on Kite-Powered Design-to-Robotic-Production for Affordable Building on Demand
- 28 JunA.Liu Cheng, H. Bier, G. Latorre, B. Kemper and D. Fischer publish a paper on A High-Resolution Intelligence Implementation based on D2RP&O strategies
- 15 JunProf. Dr. Michael U. Hensel lectures on "Embedded Architectures and Information-based Design"
- 08 JunKas Oosterhuis lectures at De Persgroep Advertiser's Summit 2017 "De kunst van het onderscheiden"
- 01 JunHenriette Bier and Sina Mostafavi review student work on D2RP&O at Dessau Institute of Architecture
- 01 JunKas Oosterhuis lectures at Brain Bar Budapest 2017 "talking about the future"
- 12 MayDr Gennaro Senatore lectures on "Adaptive Structures: Infinitely Stiff, Extremely Slender, Ultra-Light Weight"
AGILE FAB, Busting the last ghosts of modernism - Hyperbody organizes an international workshop taking place from 21-25 September 2015
Modernism dictates that each design should be tailored to the materials that we intend to use. This creates an intimate link between the materials we choose and the architecture we produce. Therefore if material availability changes, it is difficult to change the materials of a building. Digital meta design systems could support a more 'agile' approach to material specification and procurement in architecture. However current systems tend to embed the material into the design system.
The disruptive nature of current developments in materials science provide uncertainty to the material systems of architecture. At the same time an increasing focus on resource scarcity suggests that we should embrace the uncertainty of the materials we choose.
But what does this mean for digital architecture? Is there an opportunity emerging here that we have yet to embrace? This workshop deliberately sets out to explore what it means to design without a specific material in a series of pavillions for Delft, Adelaide, Beijing and Tianjin.