Monthly Archives: September 2016

Control Temperature (silver ant)

  Silver ant hair In the Sahara, Cataglyphis bombycina, the silver ant is the most heat-tolerant creatures known Feed on corpses of insects and other arthropods that have died to the thermally harsh desert conditions, which they themselves are able to withstand

Control Temperature (silver ant)

  Silver ant hair In the Sahara, Cataglyphis bombycina, the silver ant is the most heat-tolerant creatures known Feed on corpses of insects and other arthropods that have died to the thermally harsh desert conditions, which they themselves are able to withstand

Shaping light and thermal energy

” In climates where daylight was plentiful and bright, architects responded by reducing the size of opening and using a medium to diffuse light. Such medium included grilles or glazing. (…) There were therefore great changes in lighting levels within

Shaping light and thermal energy

” In climates where daylight was plentiful and bright, architects responded by reducing the size of opening and using a medium to diffuse light. Such medium included grilles or glazing. (…) There were therefore great changes in lighting levels within

Goosebumps

by Alexander Rundlöf Goosebumps are a physiological phenomenon inherited from our animal ancestors. Even though it was useful to them, it is not of much help to us. However, experiencing how the chills run through your body and make your hair

Goosebumps

by Alexander Rundlöf Goosebumps are a physiological phenomenon inherited from our animal ancestors. Even though it was useful to them, it is not of much help to us. However, experiencing how the chills run through your body and make your hair

Repeat/randomize – Replicating an organism’s growth process and using it as a construction method

By Ludvig Hofsten Fractal patterns Nature is complex yet simple, full of variation yet repetitive. Let’s have a look at the shapes below: All of the shapes above are based on a mathematical/natural phenomenon called fractals. A fractal is a pattern

Repeat/randomize – Replicating an organism’s growth process and using it as a construction method

By Ludvig Hofsten Fractal patterns Nature is complex yet simple, full of variation yet repetitive. Let’s have a look at the shapes below: All of the shapes above are based on a mathematical/natural phenomenon called fractals. A fractal is a pattern

Fascination colour -Responsive skin

My research focuses on how to use the wavelengths of light, the phenomenon of ectotherms and how to translate it into architecture. I decided to concentrate on the phenomenon of ectotherms; animals who have specialised cells that enable colour change

Fascination colour -Responsive skin

My research focuses on how to use the wavelengths of light, the phenomenon of ectotherms and how to translate it into architecture. I decided to concentrate on the phenomenon of ectotherms; animals who have specialised cells that enable colour change

Lobster eyes with mirror optics

The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes. The human eye works with refraction, bending of light by a lens. The interesting part in this is to take this

Lobster eyes with mirror optics

The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes. The human eye works with refraction, bending of light by a lens. The interesting part in this is to take this

The Desert Locust: Swarm Behavior

The desert locust is a native species to the dunes of Morocco. Can its behavior be used and simulated in parametric design to create new types of form? The widespread presence of the desert locust is contributing to massive loss

The Desert Locust: Swarm Behavior

The desert locust is a native species to the dunes of Morocco. Can its behavior be used and simulated in parametric design to create new types of form? The widespread presence of the desert locust is contributing to massive loss

Dynamic envelope

The pinecone and ice plant disperse their seeds in an artistic way – folding and unfolding like origami. Pinecone Even though the cells of a pinecone are dead when it has fallen from the tree, the scales are still able

Dynamic envelope

The pinecone and ice plant disperse their seeds in an artistic way – folding and unfolding like origami. Pinecone Even though the cells of a pinecone are dead when it has fallen from the tree, the scales are still able

Islamic geometry

The use of mathematics, especially geometry, in Islamic architecture and art is very common and quite sophisticated. My research is focused on the so called girih tiles, which are decorative geometric patterns. The goal is to explore how they are

Islamic geometry

The use of mathematics, especially geometry, in Islamic architecture and art is very common and quite sophisticated. My research is focused on the so called girih tiles, which are decorative geometric patterns. The goal is to explore how they are

Keeping Cool with Wrinkles and Folds

Elephants are huge animals, naturally occuring in some warm places of our world where they sometimes take long walks through very arid environments. The extraordinary conditions embedded in their habitat calls upon the question of how to cool down in an effective

Keeping Cool with Wrinkles and Folds

Elephants are huge animals, naturally occuring in some warm places of our world where they sometimes take long walks through very arid environments. The extraordinary conditions embedded in their habitat calls upon the question of how to cool down in an effective