COMPUTING TOPOS II WORKSHOP 2013

BRIEF

The workshop will explore the question of ‘place’ or ‘topos’ and its radical transformation in the recent years due to the proliferation and availability of environmental parameters. Departing from the notion of ‘computing,’ understood as information processing, strategies of ‘data mining’ and ‘indexing’ will be proposed as sensible readings of the site and the territory.

The breeding of local environmental parameters will generate new forms of architectural agency and expression. Diverse mechanisms will be used to materialize ‘invisible’ information such as environmental and social conditions, users’ preferences, digital information, etc. The capture of ‘local’ data will be done through the use of sensors, site specific simulations and rss feeds which will be used to capture information in the ‘network’. The workshop will provide the students with technical support to use microprocessors and sensing technologies. Each team will be looking at one main environmental parameter, in its broader sense, such as sun light, programmatic densification, urban flux, users’ data collected from urban behavioural patterns, potential energetic consumption/production, etc to synthesize ‘Datascapes’ that will feed into the projects. These ‘Datascapes’ will be built from the following devices, software and strategies.

WORKSHOP LECTURES

Technical Tutorials

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P1040126

Flavio Tejada Lecture

P1040131

Toru Hasegawa Lecture

P1040136

P1040140

P1040141

Toni Kotnik Lecture

P1040149

Mario Carpo Lecture

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT WORK/strong>
Flows|Connectivity Group

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Wind Flow Group

WIND-FINAL 11

WIND-FINAL 6

WIND-FINAL 4

Topography Group

Topography - FINAL PRESENTATION 14

Topography - FINAL PRESENTATION 12

Social Dynamics Group

SOCIAL DYNAMICS (Final) 15

Sedimentation Group

FINALPRESENTATION3 8

Workshop Poster