Category: HOME

Interior Forensic

CODING, HOME

The project takes inspiration from forensic practices to investigate alternative forms of drone interaction and navigation. It is an interface, embedded with a real-time 2dTexture-to-3dCoordinatesalgorithm, that enables user to send 3d drone waypoints commands from a single atlas of 2d visual patches. A series of experiments were made using scans of differing spatial and temporal (…)

Voxel Synthesis

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME

In the ever-evolving world of computer rendering technologies, the demand for more original and diverse 3D models is ever-increasing to the point where the man-hours for creating these models for video games, movies and architectural designs are counted in hundreds, if not thousands. This project proposes a new way to generate relatively large voxel models (…)

Forming/Unforming Book Design

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME

Forming/Unforming is a publication for SUTD’s Architecture and Sustainable Design programme. The design process of the book involves the creation of algorithms to both extract and curate its very content. Natural language processing algorithms are used to measure, identify and summarise documents’ textual content, while image processing algorithms are used to extract and quantise documents’ (…)

Xixinan Dynamic Model

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, HOME, URBAN

Students have begun overlaying dynamic content onto the Xixinan site model.  This technique allows us to focus on urban dimensions of time and motion which have been important throughout the semester. Augmenting the traditional architectural model with animated sound, color and lights expands our narrative range and helps us think of the village as a (…)

Lecture: Ludovico Centis, ‘Transpacific Charts’

HOME, URBAN

The architect and writer Ludovico Centis is joining us today to give a lecture entitled “Transpacific Charts: Ten years of explorations and mapping, designs and territorial visions, from Asia to America.” Ludovico Centis is an architect, founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire (https://www.theempire.eu) and co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San (…)

Book Launch: The Noise Landscape

EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

MxD is happy to host the Lausanne book launch for the new book ‘The Noise Landscape: A Spatial Exploration of Airports and Cities.’ Lab-member Peter Ortner contributed the chapter, ‘Metric as Mediator.’ Book description: Aircraft noise is perhaps the most debated impact of airport operation. It is heard over a large territory, across heterogeneous urban (…)

Lecture: Francis Jacquier

EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

Francis Jacquier, principal at archiplein, joined us today to give a lecture on his experience running an upstart architecture firm in China. He also shared his deep knowledge of the architecture of rural Anhui province. archiplein is a young architecture group, composed of five partners: Marlène Leroux, Fang Weiyi, Francis Jacquier, Feng Yang and Wang Mingbo. (…)

Singapore Prototypologies

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

We would like to announce the publication of our latest studio retrospective: ‘Singapore Prototypologies.’ Reviewing two semesters of students work from the MediaxDesign lab’s masters of architecture studio, the book explores the uniqueness of Singaporean urbanization and the challenges and opportunities of designing for the creative economy. https://morphogenesis16.wordpress.com Image credits: MxD

Studio Launch: Xixinan Rural Return

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, EXPERIENCE, HOME, URBAN

This year’s studio develops the architectural implications of the Rural Return: a movement combining reverse migration of China’s urbanized villagers back to their ancestral homes and the renewed interest of China’s urban elite in rural history and lifestyle. The studio takes place in Xixinan village, a historic rural village near the Huangshan Mountains in Anhui (…)

Singapore Studio 01

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, HOME, URBAN

This fall 2016 our studio site is Changi Business Park in Singapore, a rapidly growing island-nation that has evolved from a port city to a logistics, service and knowledge hub. The site is located at the eastern edge of Singapore, directly adjacent to the Changi Airport; which ranks among the busiest airports in the world (…)

Remix

ARTIFICIAL DESIGN, CODING, EXPERIENCE, HOME

An on-going research that explores the potential of algebraic recombination of learned high-dimensional vector representations for generative design. A series of interfaces were developed to investigate these latent design spaces. In progress. keywords: Dimensionality Reduction, Computer Vision, Combinatorics, Voxel, Java design research: Immanuel Koh creative-coding: Immanuel Koh video 1 video 2 Image credits: Immanuel Koh

Personal Interaction Studio 2017

CODING, HOME, URBAN

The Future of Maps II (Citizen Mapping with Deep Learning) served as the 2017 theme for the Personal Interaction Studio (CS-489). The map itself has emerged as one of the most ubiquitous interactive objects of our digital mobile age. It plays a significant role in our contemporary understanding of information (abstract data and physical spaces). (…)