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Fold, refold. Deployable narratives and digital fabrication

Borrego, Ignacio ; García Martínez, Pedro ; Peña Fernández-Serrano, Martino ; Cerezuela Motos, Antonio ; Albrecht, Benjamin (2019)

Deployable structures are mobile constructions with a great variety of spacial peculiarity, extent and layout. The documented workshop “Digital Fabrication & Deployable Structures” investigates in their history and tests how those flexible structures can be digitally fabricated and parametrically designed using lasercutting technology. The resulting prototypes were developed in a collaborative ...

Cities as engines for mobility transitions

Lah, Oliver (2019)

The transformation of cities towards sustainable and inclusive development is a key objective of the New Urban Agenda (United Nations 2017). Transport infrastructure is a critical factor in shaping cities, determining the energy intensity of mobility and providing access to essential social and economic opportunities. The sector also plays an important role in global climate change mitigation s...

Post-rural urbanization in China

Huang, Huang (2019)

Within China, urban areas are seen as the fundamental arena of market and growth while rural areas are considered to be sites of subsidiary resource provision. This viewpoint, and its corresponding neglect of rural development, has widened the gap between urban and rural China. Low-end industrial sprawl, planned demolitions, and the “Socialist New Villages” all increasingly problematized rural ...

CA²RE Berlin Proceedings: Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research

(2019)

The fourth CA²RE, the Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) Research has been hosted in September 2018 at the Institute for Architecture of the Technische Universität Berlin, in association with the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA), the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). CA²R...

Calculative imaginations

Hasbun Chavarría, Yamil (2019)

This dissertation explores the current process of socio-technical reconstruction, negotiating, ordering and stabilization of ‘nature’ as it is performatively (re)assembled as ‘carbon’ through a series of contingent calculations performed by ‘green technocracies’. Particularly, the research follows how Costa Rica’s community of techno-scientific ‘experts’ enables the simultaneous emergence of ‘c...

Kybernetische[s] Zeich[n]en. Eine vereinheitlichende Sprache von Pasks Kybernetik und der Computerkunst in Deutschland

Werner, Liss C. (2018-12-20)

Der Aufsatz gibt einen Überblick über die Beziehungen von Kybernetik und der in den 1960er Jahren in Deutschland entwickelten Computerkunst. Im Zentrum stehen der britische Kybernetiker Gordon Andrew Speedie Pask sowie Frieder Nake und Georg Nees, Mitbegründer der Computerkunst. Erst in den 1960er und 70er Jahren begannen Wissenschaftler wie Max Bense, Abraham A. Moles, Vera Molnar, Georg Nees ...

Cybernetic Drawing. A Unifying Language of Pask’s Cybernetics and Computer Art in Germany

Werner, Liss C. (2018-12-20)

The essay provides an overview of relationships between the cybernetics with a special emphasis on the British cybernetician Gordon Andrew Speedie Pask and the computer art developed in Germany in the 1960s-70s with an introduction to the artists Frieder Nake and Georg Nees. In the 1960s, early computer artists, such as the Max Bense, Vera Molnar, Georg Nees, Frieder Nake and others, began to e...

[Book Review:] The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

Oguz, Melis (2014)

In his book entitled "The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy", Purcell is first looking at the discourses of pioneer thinkers, Aristotle, Plato, Hobbes, Lefebvre, Deleuze and Guattari, Ranciere, Laclau and Mouffe. While at the very beginning, as a reader, you might come up with the question, ‘why do I need such a summary and what will this study be actually be about’, Purcell answers soon enough in...

The Janus face of urban governance: State, informality and ambiguity in Berlin

Haid, Christian G. (2016)

Informality is both produced by and an inherent characteristic of state practices. It thus requires close scrutiny of the structures, nature and uneven distribution of power between state and society. Using a focus on three different parks in Berlin, this article demonstrates how informality is appropriated and institutionalized in the planning regimes of pioneer urbanism at Tempelhofer Freihei...

Planning the Ideal Refugee Camp? A Critical Interrogation of Recent Planning Innovations in Jordan and Germany

Dalal, Ayham ; Darweesh, Amer ; Misselwitz, Philipp ; Steigemann, Anna (2018)

With the increase of refugee movements since 2014 in Europe and the Near East, the debate of how to plan appropriate shelters and emergency accommodation has gained a new momentum. Established techno-managerial approaches have been criticised as inappropriate and the professional community of planners and architects was increasingly drawn into debates for alternative solutions. This article tra...

VR-visualization of High-dimensional Urban Data

Al Bondakji, Louna ; Chatzi, Anna-Maria ; Heidari Tabar, Minoo ; Wesseler, Lisa-Marie ; Werner, Liss C. (2018)

The project aims to investigate the possibility of VR in a combination of visualizing high-dimensional urban data. Our study proposes a data-based tool for urban planners, architects, and researchers to 3D visualize and experience an urban quarter. Users have a possibility to choose a specific part of a city according to urban data input like "buildings, streets, and landscapes". This data-base...

Multi-Dimensional Interface Based Spatial Adaption

Lohse, Theresa ; Fujii, Ryuta ; Werner, Liss C. (2018)

Patten and Ishii (2000) discovered that people are employing more versatile strategies for spatial distribution when using a tangible user interface (TUI) as opposed to a graphics user interface (GUI) (Patten & Ishii, 2000). Besides, the generated information outputs of conventional two-dimensional interacting screens are currently almost entirely addressing the visual and acoustic senses but l...

Data Flow – a GIS based interactive planning tool for educational facilities

Schulz, Daniel ; Reiter, Felix ; Metche, Alexander ; Werner, Liss C. (2018)

This paper describes the development of a Grasshopper-based planning support tool for urban planning. The tool aims at the analysis of demand in educational facilities and the optimization of their location and capacities. It was developed for the use case of Berlin using only publicly available resources and data sets. Through preprocessed GIS- and statistical data plus an easy-access interfac...

Biological Computation of Physarum

Werner, Liss C. (2018)

Physarum polycephalum, also called slime mold or myxamoeba, has started attracting the attention of those architects, urban designers, and scholars, who work in experimental trans- and flexi-disciplines between architecture, computer sciences, biology, art, cognitive sciences or soft matter; disciplines that build on cybernetic principles. Slime mold is regarded as a bio-computer with intellige...

Entwicklung eines Bewertungssystems für strukturelle und räumliche Planungen von Interdisziplinären Notaufnahmen in Krankenhäusern

Kurth, Philip (2018)

The aim of the dissertation is to prepare a method for developing a planning aid and assessment system for architects and design planners. As an example, the process shall be carried out for the structural and spatial planning of central interdisciplinary emergency units in hospitals, since the influence on all processes and structures of the hospitals is greatest at the interface between the u...

HUNCH 1972: Un Segundo experimento en reconocimiento de bocetos o Conozco el concepto de tu concepto de interpolación

Werner, Liss C. (2018)

James Taggart desarrolló el Sistema de reconocimiento de bocetos HUNCH en el MIT en el año 1972. Más que al usuario tratando de comprender el programa para procesar un dibujo, en el caso de HUNCH, el software analizó al usuario croquizando. De esta manera fue posible un diálogo entre el usuario y el programa a través del croquis como medio. HUNCH fue parte de la Architecture Machine, creada por...

Gordon Pask’s ‘Cybernetic Theatre’: beyond tinkering with Architecture

Werner, Liss C. (2018)

Written in the year of Gordon Pask’s 90th anniversary of his birth, “Beyond tinkering with Architecture” presents the Philosopher Mechanics’ proposal for a Cybernetic Theatre, conceived in 1964; and projects it into today’s digital and analogue networked systems of operation. A performance machine, a space to allow communication, interaction and learning between a theatre audience and actors of...

HUNCH 1972: A Second Experiment in Sketch Recognition or: ‘I Know the Concept of Your Concept of Interpolation’

Werner, Liss C. (2018)

James Taggart developed the sketch recognition system HUNCH at MIT in 1972. Rather than the user trying to understand the software in order to progress a drawing, in the case of HUNCH, the software observed the user sketching. It enabled a conversation between user and software through the sketch as a medium. HUNCH was one component of the Architecture Machine, created in the Architecture Machi...

Uncovering Culture and Identity in Refugee Camps

Dalal, Ayham (2017)

Refugee camps, especially in their emergency phases, are places where everything seems to be similar, repetitive, and modular. This impression is not only due to the unified shelter unit that is usually distributed by UNHCR1 (traditionally a tent, and recently caravans, prefabs, and developed T-Shelters), but is also due to the camps’ ordered layout and hierarchical plan.

Das Kotti-Prinzip

Awan, Nishat ; Bock, Christine ; Hasbun Chavarría, Yamil ; Hamann, Ulrike ; Holm, Andrej ; Kaltenborn, Sandy ; Pappenberger, Ulrich ; Stollmann, Jörg (2018-06)

Wem gehört die Stadt? Wer darf wohnen – wer muss gehen? Wer entscheidet darüber? Und mit welchen Mitteln? Ein halbes Jahr lang begleiteten Christine Bock und Ulrich Pappenberger die Mieter*inneninitiative Kotti & Co um zu verstehen, wie Sozialmieter*innen zu einflussreichen Akteuren der Berliner Stadt- und Wohnungspolitik wurden. Die Studie folgt der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie und erzählt von der ...