BUILDSMART 2011 – R.P.I./Politecnico Di Torino

Today we’re gonna do something a little different, and a little light in terms of content, but we think you’ll like it. Here’s a series of videos from the currently in progress studio from RPI and Politecnico di Torino students, in Italy.  Creating architectural components, and using arduino controllers, the students create pieces that react to given variables.  See some of the process videos next!

SCHOOL: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & Politecnico Di Torino
PROFESSORS: Lonn Combs (RPI) and Cesare Griffa (Polito)
COURSE:  BUILDSMART 2011 joint workshop
STUDENTS: Dorothy Underwood (RPI), Davide Scialo’ (Polito), Kira Wong (RPI), Chiara Bertetti (Polito), Caitlin Toczko (RPI), Diana Carolina González del Castillo (Polito), Carrie Ann Drexel (RPI), Rebecca Exley (RPI), Mauricio Pieschacon (Polito), Monika Gribergs (RPI), Marco Pedrazzo (Polito). Massimiliano Manno (Polito), Kathryn Brust (RPI), Mart Rose Basile (RPI), Shivanthi Narendran (RPI), Alice Birolo (Polito), Julia Emilanta Martoccia Grabazs (RPI), Enrico Arese (Polito), Denise Giordana (Polito), Aviel Rappoport (RPI),Ray Coello (Polito), Hyatt Tortorella (RPI), Kati Siu (RPI), Laura Moreno (Polito), Susan Bivone (RPI), Marcello Chiado’ Rana (Polito), Federico Borello (Polito),Nicole Courville (RPI), Anthony Hackmayer (Polito),Emily Mastropiero (RPI), Alex Rohr (RPI), Parker Bunce (RPI),Maria Alejandra Suarez (Polito)

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Electronic Media: Physical Design Processes by Brad Dunn- RPI

via Brad DunnToday’s fresh project is an investigation into the complexities of geometry and patterns done by Brad Dunn of RPI in his Design Processes class in his senior year. The semester long investigations into the geometry and understanding how to control the simple connections led to the construction of this temporary structure. This playful kaleidoscope is a simple investigation into the smaller facets of architecture and through the investigation and tweaking of geometry comes the complexity of form. The depth of field created by the use of geometry and material choices creates a ceiling structure that begins to play with the notions of transparency and light.

STUDENTS : Brad Dunn
SCHOOL : Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
CLASS : Electronic Media: Design Processes of Fall 2010
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