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Advanced in Architectural Geometry workshops, London

London, UK
Sep 18-21, 2014

Advances in Architectural Geometry / AAG is a symposium where both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments is presented. This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges. It involves architects, engineers, mathematicians, software designers and contractors. We aim at connecting researchers from architectural and engineering practices, academia and industry. AAG has become a reference in the professional field and is supported by the direct participation of the most renowned architectural design and engineering offices along with academic laboratories.

The list of accepted papers and workshops for AAG2014 is now available, these including Grasshopper, RhinoPython, RhinoCommonKangaroo, karamba, RoboFold plug-ins, EvoluteSpiderWeb, Syntactic and Configurbanist.

Rose Pavilion opening at ETH Zurich

The opening of the Rose Pavilion at the Polyterrasse of the ETH in Zurich will take place on July 23 at 8:00 pm.

This multimedia pavilion has been developed by a group of young architects under the direction of Dimitry Demin in collaboration with the ETH Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design CAAD, led by Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt.  Until July 28-30 it will be open to the public on the Polyterrasse of ETH which commands views over the rooftops of Zurich.

The structure of the 1.2-ton pavilion is divided into five columns / main supporting parts that are joined together harmoniously from the dome. The pavilion areas consist of curved, weather and scratch resistant aluminum sheets that are glued and bolted together. They relate to each other according to the so-called Möbius strip, discovered by the Leipzig mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius, which has the mathematical property of being non-orientable and having a surface with only one side and only one boundary component.  Thus an endless form which revolves around itself is simulated.
With the use of modern media technology a network of spaces is generated which will allow visitors to watch live shows or immerse themselves in diverse artistic and musical experiences and the use of projections serves to transform the pavilion into a space/time capsule.

The idea for the Rose Pavilion was inspired by late XIX and early XX century freestanding constructions that served the purpose of outdoor entertainment. The polygonal structure of the pavilion was derived from the natural beauty of Wildrose Rosaceae Rosa canina, a rose which has a pentagonal symmetry and a double curvature of its petals. The pavilion was developed in Zurich and, as a modern spatial aesthetic object, it is intended to represent a sensory attraction in a public space acting as a focal point and bringing people together.  The music and voice reproductions of the oscillating surface of the pavilion produce a piezoelectric effect, transforming it into a large speaker.

The Rose Pavilion was designed by Dimitry Demin (architect), Jürgen S. Wassink (engineer) and Achilleas Xidis (architect and robot Support production): www.rose-pavilion.com 

The authors thank the sponsors and material suppliers who have made it possible to realize the construction of the pavilion: Novelis AG, Libs, Hasler + Co AG, Switzerland Sika AG, TRUMPF Maschinen AG, Kamoo AG, Blumer-Lehmann AG, Haller AG, Lift-Ex AG.



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