Non-Linear Computational Design Strategies - UTS Student Exhibition

By Katarina Murray

June 3, 2011 - June 6, 2011

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

50 Kensington St, Chippendale 2007

UTS Student Exhibition

Non-Linear Computational Design Strategies:
The work of the recent UTS Architecture Masterclass lead by Ezio Blasetti

Exhibition Opening 6pm – 8pm
Friday, 3rd June 2011
50 Kensington St,
Chippendale 2007

Exhibition Dates Friday 3rd June – Monday 6th June
Sat, Sun Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm
Mon Opening Hours: 12pm - 2pm

Ezio Blasetti, registered architect TEE-TCG, holds a masters of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University after having previously studied in Athens and Paris. In 2009 he co-founded ahylo, an architectural design, research and construction practice as well as “apomechanes”, an annual intensive summer studio on algorithmic processes and fabrication. Founder of Ezio is 1/3 of Serge Studio and his recent collaborations include biothing, acconci studio and a|Um studio. His recent work as a project architect at Acconci Studio has received awards in international competitions – 2008 Annual Design Review I.D. / Perm Museum XXI / Kravi Hora Sculpture Park. He has taught generative design studios and seminars by means of computational geometry at Pratt Institute, the Architectural Association Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. In 2004 he co-founded otn studio, a young design-build practice and completed several projects in Greece. His work has been exhibited and published internationally and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (with biothing).

This body of work is computational craft that creates consistency and precision within formal explorations.  There is a conscious redefining of material constrains through pattern and code, which incubates a search for
progressive manufacturing methods. Pure algorithmic design encapsulates the potential for new patterns, which manifest around generative procedures through scripted logic. This abstract material logic embodiment
enables an engagement with the complexities of organizational space.   This Masterclass was part of a continuing series dedicated to furthering the evolution of the techniques and concepts of algorithmic architecture. In this instantiation the primary ambitions of the course were
• To gain complete technical understanding of geometry as it relates to 3D Modelling and architectural fabrication.
• To achieve fluency in Python scripting for Rhino.
• To produce a high population constructed assembly that leverages specific geometric and fabrication knowledge towards architectural outcomes.




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