- 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
Free-form Design by data-driven components
On the example of the remodelling of a house in Lower Austria, it is shown, how free-from design can be used to solve restrictions of local zoning law and how parametric design can be used to structurally optimize a shell construction by local differentiation of each shell component.
Architectural free-form design, though omni-present in the conceptual work of universities and architectural practices, still is a rare feature in the built environment. If such formal concepts materialize, it is usually either a very prominent building brought to life by a huge team of highly educated experts or it is about a small, temporary building, such as a pavilion or booth. The latter usually do not have to meet much of the usual safety and legal standards. Between these cornerstones, there is a surprisingly big gap of every-day architecture, which rarely seems to be affected by the idea of free-form design. Also, there might be a lot of reasons for this fact - from design preferences of the involved planners to strict regulationsn the appearance of buildings -, this basically has to do with a lack of experience of smaller practices and the reluctance of the building industry and contractors to take on unusual building tasks.
Evolutionary Energy Design
Kaleidoscope City - daylight & adaptability
An evolutionary strategy towards a master plan for a super-dense and highly sustainable developement Kaleidoscope School - orientation & radiation. An evolutionary strategy for an efficient and differentiated ambiance
Bernhard Sommer graduated from Vienna University of Technology in 1999 and currently teaches and researches in the field of Energy Design as an Assistant Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
In 2003, he founded Exikon, an independent architecture practice based in Vienna, which, since 2006, has a full license as a civil engineer practice. Its aim is to use latest palnning technologies to integtrate engineering skills into the architectural design process.
He was awarded the Arch+ Prize 2000, the MAK Schindler fellowship and the prize for Experimental Tendencies in Architecture.