Parasitic Growth

Concept animation for the parasitic development of enclave structures leeching “power” through the existing

Urban Field Development

Urban archipelago simulation showing informal growth developing in areas between formally planned communities. These growth areas are chosen based on a resource attraction provided by existing infrastructure (the red line), and based on areas of least expansion potential in the urban field. As the planned settlements begin to grow this expansion potential increases and the […]

Spatial Field Investigations

Initial simulations exploring the relational field interactions between settlements and how these develop over time. The field strength of the individual settlements are based on ‘available resources’ to the wider area. Settlements expand at varied rates and increase their field of influence, thus reducing the overall available resources to the urban system and ultimately absorbing […]

Form Development

At the request of Brewery Wharf, Abstract Machines is in the process of designing a Christmas installation in place of the traditional Christmas tree. Here are initial developments of form from the tessellation system, applying the use of grid structure for strength and patterning, aiming to imply the form of a tree.

Lighting Studies

Of Particular interest to the installation development is the use of light, the interaction between shadow pattern light and form. Here are examples of physical and digital light studies performed on the developing structural systems.

Panel Experimentation

Further to the previous experiment came investigation into paneling and patterned systems.

Iterative Tesselation

As part of initial geometric investigations for the upcoming Abstract Machines winter installation I began exploring tessellation using an iterative process, producing digital and physical outcomes.

Urbanism experiment

Density attractor Height constraints for views to attractor (e.g. coastline) Geometry defined by warped grid to incorporate infrastructure Primary transport routes added to differentiate between major and minor roads A quick experiment I did this morning drawing obvious inspiration from ZHA’s Urban design schemes. The aim was to investigate how the theory of ‘urban fields’ […]

Poiesis – Nick Hart-Woods

POIESIS The project, located above a druidic stone circle, focused on the design of an installation that would utilise digitally coordinated aerial drones to create controlled light patterns that directed visitors gaze to specific astrological events. Aiming to return a celestial connection to the stone circle that had been lost over time, through light patterns […]

Poiesis – Nick Hart-Woods

POIESIS The project, located above a druidic stone circle, focused on the design of an installation that would utilise digitally coordinated aerial drones to create controlled light patterns that directed visitors gaze to specific astrological events. Aiming to return a celestial connection to the stone circle that had been lost over time, through light patterns […]

Poiesis [06.05.14]

A sample of key images taken from the portfolio submission for the semester 01 project ‘Poiesis.’

Integrated Design Report : Harry Hewlett

Please see below for the Integrated Design Report associated with my Thesis  Project. http://issuu.com/harryhewlett/docs/integrated_design_report Click on the link to see a full version.

Tension Torus – Richard Arthur

Experimentation and development of Tension Torus. Professor Yoshinobu Miyamoto paper study. Developed using digital and physical modeling.