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Branko Kolarevic Lauren Dynes Mackenzie Nixon Neal Philipsen Nickolas Dykstra Sadaf Rabani Salman Khalili Vera Parlac

Building Dynamics Symposium

Date: 2013
Client: n/a
Primary Investigators: Branko Kolarvic, Vera Parlac
Project Budget: Withheld
Research Assistants/ Project Team (Role): Neal Philipsen (Website Design), Nickolas Dykstra, Lauren Dynes, Salman Khalili, Mackenzie Nixon, Sadaf Rabani
Sponsors: Oldcastle Building Envelope, LID Laboratory for Integrative Design, University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design, DIRTT, Haworth
Publications: Book “Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change”
Website buildingdynamics.org

We have seen over the past decade an increasing interest in the capacity of built spaces to respond dynamically to changes in external and internal environments and to different patterns of use. The principal idea is that two-way relationships could be established between the buildings and the environment and users. Changes in the environment (or users) would affect the configuration of built spaces and vice versa. The result is an architecture that self-adjusts – an architecture that is adaptive, interactive, reflexive, responsive.

By adding sensors, actuators and controllers to various systems, buildings are in a way becoming large scale robots. This symposium went beyond the current fascination with mechatronics and explored what change means in architecture and how it is manifested: buildings weather, programs change, envelopes adapt, interiors are reconfigured, systems replaced. It explored the kinds of changes that buildings should undergo and the scale and speed at which they occur. It examined which changes are necessary, useful, desirable, possible…

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Branko Kolarevic Jason Johnson Joshua Taron Vera Parlac

Integration Through Computation, 2011 ACADIA Proceedings

Date: 2011
Client: n/a
Primary Investigators: Joshua Taron, Vera Parlac, Branko Kolarevic, Jason S. Johnson
Project Budget: Withheld
Collaborators: n/a
Research Assistants/ Project Team: n/a
Sponsors: Autodesk, Flatcut, Bentley, ACE-BIM, Ice Edge Business Solutions, Altar, Autodessys, Robert McNeel & Associates, John Wiley & Sons, Routlandge, Faculty of Environmental Design University of Calgary, LID Laboratory for Integrative Design
Publications: Integration Through Computation Proceedings

The ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference proceedings explores integrative trajectories and areas of overlap that have emerged through computation between design, its allied disciplines of engineering and construction, and other fields, such as computer science, material science, mathematics and biology. The presented research work projects integrative design as an emerging trajectory for architecture as it enters a post-digital phase and as it embraces ideas, concepts, processes, techniques, and technologies from elsewhere (just like before only more so).

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Alison MacLachlan Branko Kolarevic Jason Johnson Jordan Allen Joshua Taron Michael McGie Vera Parlac

Integration Through Computation, 2011 ACADIA Project Catalog

Date: 2011
Client: n/a
Primary Investigators: Jason S. Johnson, Joshua M. Taron,
Vera Parlac, Branko Kolarevic.
Research Assistants/ Project Team: Michael McGie, Jordan Allen,
Alison MacLachlan
Sponsors: Flatcut, Bentley, ACE-BIM, Ice Edge Business Solutions, Altar, Autodessys, Robert McNeel & Associates, John Wiley & Sons, Routladge, Faculty of Environmental Design University of Calgary, LID Laboratory for Integrative Design
Publications: Integration Through Computation, Project Catalog

Project Description: The ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference project catalog presents experimental projects that explore integrative trajectories and areas of overlap that have emerged through computation between design, its allied disciplines of engineering and construction, and other fields, such as computer science, material science, mathematics and biology. It highlights experimental projects in which methods, processes, and techniques are discovered, appropriated, adapted, and altered from elsewhere, and digitally pursued.