31 Aralık 2012 Pazartesi
28 Aralık 2012 Cuma
27 Aralık 2012 Perşembe
SCI-Arc Gehry Prize 2012 - Phantom Geometry - Kyle & Liz Von Hasseln/Advisors: Peter Testa & Devyn Weiser
the Archinect News: Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc
Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc
24 Aralık 2012 Pazartesi
19 Aralık 2012 Çarşamba
17 Ekim 2012 Çarşamba
İrem Küçük : Sizce deneyselliğin mimarlık ortamında katkısı ve önemi nedir?
15 Ekim 2012 Pazartesi
We are about to attend the historic event of one of the most extreme feats so far attempted by the man since he started to fly. The Red Bull Stratos project with the parachutist Felix Baumgartner as the protagonist, is about to break a record that remained unbroken more than 50 years.
No dubts that the good training, a highly professional aproach, a well prepared team and the support of a sponsor with almost unlimited resources can make a difference to the success of such effort. But still, such an enterprise would not even be possible without the contribution of his predecessors in the attempt.
Through this timeline, we want to pay tribute to those men and women who contributed in one way or another to pave the way that led to one of the greatest challenges still to be achieved: the stratospheric jump.
see presentation http://stratocat.com.ar/timeline/big_jump_timeline.htm
25 Haziran 2012 Pazartesi
29 Mayıs 2012 Salı
SEBNEM YALINAY ÇINICI
ELIF SIMGE FETTAHOGLU
ALI ONAT TÜRKER
4 Mayıs 2012 Cuma
2 Mayıs 2012 Çarşamba
9 Mart 2012 Cuma
Photography by Salih Kucuktuna
Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica, Cradle is situated on the exterior wall of a parking structure at a shopping mall – originally designed by Frank Gehry. The site is near the beach, and is heavily trafficked by tourists on foot and in automobiles. An aggregation of mirror polished stainless steel spheres, the sculpture functions structurally like an enormous Newton’s Cradle - the ubiquitous toy found on the desktops of corporate executives in Hollywood films. Each ball is suspended by a cable from a point on the wall and locked in position by a combination of gravity and neighboring balls. The whole array reflects distorted images of passersby.
Aside from the Newton’s Cradle reference, we wanted the overall shape to elicit things that we thought might be slightly provocative when inserted into the glitzy Santa Monica urban landscape. On one hand the installation resembles a big banana hammock (the type worn by unashamed men at the beach) and on the other it suggests the female reproductive system. Sometimes we think of it as a giant fly eye with hundreds of little lenses and at others its like sea foam or coral. Sometimes it resembles an urban scaled wall sconce and at others, a kind of imaginary awning for an invisible storefront. Regardless of what it looks like, it was an opportunity to develop a new kind of building system.
Cradle is as much a sculpture as it is an approach to making experimental structure in the post-digital era. We were interested in exploring ways of producing large scaled self-organizing structures. Cradle is comprised of an “informal” arrangement of parts; the relationship between each cannot be accurately modeled with digital software. The work is, however, an outgrowth of digital technology.
A key technical concept for Cradle is “sphere packing” – the phenomenon where multiple balls squeezed together and self organize under the effect of gravity, a process we could only approximate, at best, using computer modeling. Software was useful for visualizing Cradle and for designing the overall shape of the formwork used to make it but not for predicting where the spheres positioned themselves in the physical world.
The fabrication process was a bit like the process of slip casting ceramics except instead of pouring ceramic slip into a mold we “poured” hundreds of spheres. To our knowledge, this was the first time this technique has been used.
Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
Project Manager and Lead Fabricator: James Jones
Custom Software Design: Ayodh Kamath
Project Team: Benjamin Jennett, Rachel Shillander, Alison Kung, Daniel Morrison, Jielu Lu, Amador Saucedo, Ron Shvartsman, Lawerance Shanks, Norma Silva, Andrew Lyon, Tim Peeters, Will Trossell
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold, Los Angeles. Matthew Melnyk