TUB Prototypes – shape memory alloy shading

The prototype using ‘shape memory alloy springs’ presents a first prototype for a shading device. It derived from a series of folding tectonics, slotting in the hinges, steel springs and copper wiring between the dual layers of the flaps and base. From the previous prototype of developing only a single wings, now six wings had to be integrated with each …

TUB project: CityLab City Maker – Denkfabrik Stadtfabrik

at TU Berlin, Chair of Sustainable Urban Design, Prof. Raoul Bunschoten, 2016 The Tempelhof airport building as an incubator to address Berlin’s housing crisis. The former Tempelhof airport building is like a theatre set in search for a strong play and its characters. It is one of the largest buildings in Europe and sets the scene for the most symbolic …

Geometry and form III

DIA, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences GEOMETRY AND FORM III Space is defined as complex system made up of individual characteristic points, nodes of an event, named architectural form. We define space as open and closed fields of pattern and language. In 300BC mathematics were discovered by Aristotle, geometry by Euclid. Since then geometry has been subjected to space, form, …

Codes in the clouds IX – ANTHROPOCENE

Since the beginning of humankind some 10.000 years ago our planet earth has served as feeding ground and shelter. With the beginning of the industrial revolution territory ownership, economic wealth and power started overwhelming existing ethical rules and societal regulation. Long-distant transport vehicles such as cargo ships and trains allowed for accelerating the mixing up of goods, cultures and technologies. …

Codes in the clouds VIII – Excessive repetition

Dessau International Architecture Graduate School – 2015 Brief In 1995 Nicholas Negroponte stated that the “The change from atoms to bits is irrevocable and unstoppable”. In 1972 Martin Caidin the author of ‘Buck Rogers: A Life in the Future’ writes the sci-fi novel ‘CYBORG’, which later was adopted for the movie ‘The One Million Dollar Man’, followed by ‘The Bionic …