Category Archives: Theory

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

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

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

Anisoptera: Dragonfly

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.“ C.Darwin RESEARCH.// Dragonflies are part of the first winged archaic insects family which has been on this planet even

Anisoptera: Dragonfly

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.“ C.Darwin RESEARCH.// Dragonflies are part of the first winged archaic insects family which has been on this planet even

Thermoregulate with grace: butterfly wing scale structure

“As we as architects begin to think about designing not an object, but a process inspired by nature to generate objects, in short we will have no constraints. With the processes in our hands that allow us to create structures

Thermoregulate with grace: butterfly wing scale structure

“As we as architects begin to think about designing not an object, but a process inspired by nature to generate objects, in short we will have no constraints. With the processes in our hands that allow us to create structures

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