Blog Profile / Interactive Architecture

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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

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Fabricating Performance: The interaction of dance and construction

Abstract: The analogue and digital notational systems for documenting choreographic movement provide promising alternative strategies for spatial design. These strategies overlap architectural design and dance choreography to explore reciprocal exchanges regarding the body, geometry and methods of spatial notation. Analogue... Read More

Making Hortum Machina B

This post shares the narrative behind the development of the reEarth project as an agenda, technical investigation, art project, and speculative architectural proposal. First to give you a summary of the processes here’s the making of film. Largely architecture is understood... Read More

Event: This Happened #25

The Interactive Architecture Lab are proud to be hosting This Happened #25 on May 17th. It open to the public. 6pm Start Location Bartlett School of Architecture, 140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PT Map Speakers Behnaz Farahi architect and... Read More

Open Call for Participants – Brazil Workshops

Bartlett Brazil Workshops: Robotics and Interaction Design for Architects – Open Call for Participants Rio de Janeiro 27-30 April – Museu do Amanhã in collaboration with UFRJ Sao Paulo 2-5 May – FABLAB LIVRE & FAUUSP Sao Paulo Introducing how sensors, code, electronics, lighting and... Read More

Reactor for Awareness in Motion Workshop

Using tools for assisting the composition of choreography has always been an important part of the creative process for dance. Terms like space, body, time, and geometry have been used and abused consecutively by choreographers, dancers and artists in order... Read More

Marshmallow Laser Feast Artist Residency

We’re so pleased to announce that the renowned Marshmallow Laser Feast join Interactive Architecture Lab this year as Artists in Residence bringing their unique combination of visual art, technology hacking and experience design to the Bartlett School of Architecture. MLF... Read More

The Mental Construction of Soft Architecture

As architecture and space is experienced and realised by people, as viewers, users, occupants or inhabitant, it is important as a architectural designer to have an understanding of how our brain process architecture and space. As we experience the world... Read More

Perceived Affordance, an Analytical approach to space

Introduction Affordance was originally defined by perceptual psychologist James J. Gibson in ‘The Theory of Affordance’ (Gibson 1977) and then later elaborated on in his book ‘The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception’ (Gibson 1986). Affordance explains ‘the actionable capabilities... Read More

Synthesis of Intelligence and Embodiment

Nicholas Negroponte’s quest to impart intelligence to machines has led architectural research to be focused on building quasi-living environments. At present these Quasi-Living environments are presently artificial but they behave like living entities which modify themselves in the surrounding landscape, they... Read More

Softer Processes: Democratizing the production of architecture

Architecture is a pervasive presence in our lives. In fact, buildings are so ubiquitous that the general terms for position in English, ‘inside’ and ‘outside’, place us in constant reference to which side of architecture we are located (Zizek 2010),... Read More

To what extent can virtual reality and machines stimulate empathy?

Empathy plays crucial role in human society. We empathize with others when we share our personal experience with them. According to Adam Smith (1759), a man is aware of others in order to gain empathy from them, and by performing based on... Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Machines

  How can high-level artificial intelligence emerge in architecture machines, which enable them to learn and evolve by themselves? Can we make use of machine intelligence to help us optimizing design solutions, or creating robust architecture machines that perform complex... Read More

Optimal States of Consciousness for Immersion

Title Image: Baribican’s Rain Room – It’s raining, but you won’t get wet Is immersion a unique or complex experience? Can immersive experiences appear in only specific space? If a person’s skills which can solve specific tasks in an environment... Read More

Adaptive Architecture & Spatial Management

Introduction Architecture should be a “living, evolving thing.” John Frazer, a designer, educator and researcher, proposes it in the book ‘An Evolutionary Architecture (1995)’. For the traditional architecture, the building is an immutable entity space for human habitation. It is... Read More

Body Building

Architecture is defined by its users. This statement can raise many questions. One could be the relation defined between the architecture and the user and its definition. What is the connection between them? Is it only the user... Read More

Inside Out

Title image:Transient from Pablo Gnecco The main method of non-verbal interaction between individuals and the environment is re-channeling, namely the ability of collecting the data from the subject and turn it into the signal that can be demonstrated by the medium... Read More

The architecture of the ear and the design of soundscapes.

Title Image: Alvin Lucier – I am sitting in a room. This literature review will be looking at Murray R. Schafer`s concept of soundscapes in relation to softness in architecture. I will, in relation to the text “Sound and... Read Mor...

Architectural evolutionary system based on Genetic Algorithms

Introduction: Genetic Algorithms (GAs), a computational technique of evolution, recently have been used in architecture to solve the complicated functional and formal problems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the advantages of GAs as an architectural design tool... Read More

Spatial Relations to The Mind

“The extended mind” claims that our environment is a part of mind, supposes a dynamic interaction system between individuals and environment (Clark and Chalmers, 1998). It is a common belief now that the mind is the activity of the brain.... Read More

Soft Bodies – Masters Brief 2015-16

We’ve just released this years brief for the Masters Students of The Interactive Architecture Lab 2015-16. Each year’s theme is intended to drive early research exploration and the development of core skills. However, the studio actively encourages students to break... Read More

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