Monthly Archives: September 2016

Making fractals more playful

If one study the phenomena with the diatoms hierarchical structure from an architectural point of view and how it could be incorporated in architecture or turned into architecture via the biomimetics way of thinking. You might come across that you

Making fractals more playful

If one study the phenomena with the diatoms hierarchical structure from an architectural point of view and how it could be incorporated in architecture or turned into architecture via the biomimetics way of thinking. You might come across that you

Architecture of the Anthropocene

“The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.” 1 An exploration into the novel and unconventional building materials that might be derived from this particular

Architecture of the Anthropocene

“The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.” 1 An exploration into the novel and unconventional building materials that might be derived from this particular

Printing Arabic geometric patterns

This investigation is about reinterpreting Arabic geometric ornamentation, or girith tiles, for new possibilities in digital design and fabrication. Traditionally, these geometric patterns are constructed by craftsmen, with rather simple tools compared to the apparent complexity of the outcome. The

Printing Arabic geometric patterns

This investigation is about reinterpreting Arabic geometric ornamentation, or girith tiles, for new possibilities in digital design and fabrication. Traditionally, these geometric patterns are constructed by craftsmen, with rather simple tools compared to the apparent complexity of the outcome. The

Learning from the desert snail

“Life´s been on earth for 3.8 billion years, and in that time life has learned what works, and what´s appropriate here and what lasts here. The idea behind biomimicry is that perhaps we should be looking at these mentors, at

Learning from the desert snail

“Life´s been on earth for 3.8 billion years, and in that time life has learned what works, and what´s appropriate here and what lasts here. The idea behind biomimicry is that perhaps we should be looking at these mentors, at

Keeping cool: the use of evaporative cooling in vernacular Moroccan architecture.

In dry and hot climates it is crucial to keep your body cooled and hydrated. There is of course lots of methods in doing this. If we look at strategies in vernacular architecture for keeping an interior environment cool and

Keeping cool: the use of evaporative cooling in vernacular Moroccan architecture.

In dry and hot climates it is crucial to keep your body cooled and hydrated. There is of course lots of methods in doing this. If we look at strategies in vernacular architecture for keeping an interior environment cool and

M I N E R A L M A S H R A B I Y A

Morocco is constituted by colourful and permeable façades.  Mashrabiya is the element in charge of balancing this relationship between the outdoor and the indoor of a building, regarding the temperature and light control. With this research I aimed at the

M I N E R A L M A S H R A B I Y A

Morocco is constituted by colourful and permeable façades.  Mashrabiya is the element in charge of balancing this relationship between the outdoor and the indoor of a building, regarding the temperature and light control. With this research I aimed at the

Hexagons: The structural possibilities of a uniform shape

The geometry of Islamic arts is undoubtedly a fascinating thing in itself, but to me it felt even more interesting exploring one geometric shape in particular. A hexagon is not a particularly exciting shape generally. Its regularity and inability to

Hexagons: The structural possibilities of a uniform shape

The geometry of Islamic arts is undoubtedly a fascinating thing in itself, but to me it felt even more interesting exploring one geometric shape in particular. A hexagon is not a particularly exciting shape generally. Its regularity and inability to