- 21 SepAGILE FAB, Busting the last ghosts of modernism - Hyperbody organizes an international workshop taking place from 21-25 September 2015
- 16 SepThe Robotic Building Team of Hyperbody published a paper on "Design to Robotic Production System for Informed Material Deposition" @ eCAADe 2015
- 07 SepSocialGlass was the official real-time crowd-management platform for SAIL 2015
- 02 SepInteractive Architecture for Delft, lecture and debate by prof. Kas Oosterhuis @ Beta Balie Delft
- 02 SepDr. Nimish Biloria, in an interview with B Nieuws explains the intent and the novelty of the EU Culture project METABODY
- 24 AugSeamless Variation in Design to Robotic Production Processes
- 28 JulDr Nimish Biloria speaker at the Living Machines conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 28-31 July 2015, Barcelona, Spain
- 27 JulJia-Rey Chang will deliver a lecture in LAVA-Axon Workshop "Kinetic Structure"
- 14 JulHyperbody's METABODY team exhibits 1:1 real-time interactive installations at the METATOPIA public event taking place 14th - 25th July at Media Lab Prado, Madrid, Spain
- 09 JulAchilleas Psyllidis gives 2 presentations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the purpose of CUPUM 2015
PhD candidate: Ahmed Elshafei
PhD topic: A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURAL FORM
Defence date: 19th May 2014
PhD Thesis abstract:
The relation between architecture and mathematics today is many ways ambiguous; from one side it seems totally natural that they have an affine relation. On the other hand with closer examination we find the two disciplines completely separated and in many ways ideologically opposed. With the rise of computers and drawing software in the architecture, there has been once more a growing interest in mathematics. However, this interest has many paradoxical consequences. This research examines these paradoxical consequences; it starts from the hypothesis that modern mathematics can once more be the basis of understanding of space in architecture. By taking this position many questions will arise. Questions of technicality in terms of mathematical knowledge to be acquired and questions of philosophical nature in terms of what does it mean for architecture to understand space as mathematics does. This research examines these two dimensions of that position; namely that on one hand there is a full mathematical construction of the spaces and objects used in it, coupled with a philosophical reflections on the meaning of these constructions in architecture.
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