- 02 JulRobotically-driven Building initiated by Dr.-Ing. Henriette Bier has received funding from 3TU.Bouw and will be implemented in collaboration with CITG-TUD, TUE, ONL and Mebin
- 02 JulAchilleas Psyllidis is presenting at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'14)
- 27 JunFinal presentation: MSc2 Inter-performing environments Design studio
- 12 JunAchilleas Psyllidis is guest lecturer at Second Nature summer school
- 03 JunLecture – Urban Informatics: Promises and Potentials by Achilleas Psyllidis
- 28 MayLecture: Architecture of Change by Branko Kolarevic in protoSPACE
- 28 MayInter-performing environments: update on Hyperbody MSc2 prototypes for the EU culture program Metabody
- 19 MayDr. Nimish Biloria appointed as Doctoral defence committee member at Ècole nationale supèrieure d'architecture Paris-Malaquais
- 14 MayDr. Nimish Biloria appointed as Scientific Committee member at the ICONARCH II, Innovative approaches in Architecture and Planning, Konya, Turkey
- 29 AprAchilleas Psyllidis's paper is accepted for the 10th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'14)
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.