Design Transactions

Rethinking Information Modelling for a New Material Age

Edited by Bob Sheil, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, and Sean Hanna

ISBN: 9781787355026

Publication: April 06, 2020

What is this?
Design Transactions presents the outcome of new research to emerge from ‘Innochain’, a consortium of six leading European architectural and engineering-focused institutions and their industry partners. The book presents new advances in digital design tooling that challenge established building cultures and systems. It offers new sustainable and materially smart design solutions with a strong focus on changing the way the industry thinks, designs, and builds our physical environment.

Divided into sections exploring communication, simulation and materialisation, Design Transactions explores digital and physical prototyping and testing that challenges the traditional linear construction methods of incremental refinement. This novel research investigates ‘the digital chain’ between phases as an opportunity for extended interdisciplinary design collaboration. The highly illustrated book features work from 15 early-stage researchers alongside chapters from world-leading industry collaborators and academics.

Bob Sheil is Professor in Architecture and Design through Production at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and has been Director of School since 2014. He is the author of multiple book chapters, refereed papers, and articles on design, making and technology. He has co-designed and built six artefacts/built works, and his work has been exhibited internationally on 11 occasions.

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen is Professor of Digital Technologies and leads the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), which she founded in 2005, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Her research examines how computation is changing the material cultures of architecture.

Martin Tamke is Associate Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen. He is pursuing design-led research in the interface and implications of computational design and its materialisation.

Sean Hanna is Reader in Space and Adaptive Architectures at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and a member of the UCL Space Syntax Laboratory, recognised as one of the UK’s highest-performing research groups in the field of architecture and the built environment in consecutive UK Research Assessment Exercises.

1.1 Design Transactions
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen and Martin Tamke
1.2 Innochain: A Template for Innovative Collaboration
Jan Knippers, Bob Sheil and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
1.3 Design Methodologies: Rethinking Transactions Between the Drawn and the Made
Bob Sheil, Mathilde Marengo and Ulrika Karlsson
1.4 Perspectives: Transactions and Trajectories
Bob Sheil and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen

2.1 New Paradigms for Digital Prefabrication in Architecture
Fabian Scheurer and Hanno Stehling
2.2 Information-Rich Exploration in the Early Design Phase
Zeynep Aksöz
2.3 Computational Extensibility and Mass Participation in Design
Paul Poinet and Al Fisher
2.4 Alternative Means of Digital Design Communication
Dimitrie Stefanescu
2.5 Negotiating Structured Building Information Data
Nathan Miller and David Stasiuk
Research Summary, Multiple Criteria Design Exploration in the Early Design Phase
Zeynep Aksöz
Research Summary, Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics
Angelos Chronis
Research Summary, Multiple States of Equilibrium for Bending-Active Tensile Structures
Evy L. M. Slabbinck
Research Summary, Alternative Methods for Data Transaction
Dimitrie Stefanescu
Research Summary, Integrated Material Practice in Freeform Timber Structures
Tom Svilans
Further Perspectives, New Workflows and Collaborations
Kenn Clausen, Sean Lineham, Morten Norman Lund, Line Rahbek and Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard

3.1 Design Integration: Global Technological Advancement and Local Culture
In dialogue: Areti Markopoulou and Philip F. Yuan
3.2 Agency of Material Production Feedback in Architectural Practice
Tom Svilans, Jonas Runberger and Kai Strehlke
3.3 Acoustic Wall: Computational and Robotic Design Integration of Four Primary Generators
Isak Worre Foged, Anke Pasold and Mads Brath Jensen
3.4 Coreless Filament Winding: From Academia to Practice
James Solly, Jan Knippers and Moritz Dörstelmann
3.5 All That Is Porous: Practising Cross-Disciplinary Design Thinking
Vasily Sitnikov
Research Summary, Bend & Block: A Passive Form-Giving Strategy
Efilena Baseta
Research Summary, Adaptive Robotic Carving
Giulio Brugnaro
Research Summary, How to Effectively Collaborate at Scale in a Connected Digital Environment
Paul Poinet
Research Summary, Ice Formwork: Challenging the Sustainable Production of Non-Regular Geometry in Concrete
Vasily Sitnikov
Research Summary, Virtual Prototyping Tools for a Winding-Based Composite Fabrication Technique
James Solly
Further Perspectives, Data in Design Practice
Sean Hanna

4.1 Rewired Engineering: The Impact of Customisation and Interoperability on Design
Edoardo Tibuzzi
4.2 Drone Spraying on Light Formwork for Mud Shells
Stephanie Chaltiel, Maite Bravo, Diederik Veenendaal and Gavin Sayers
4.3 Industrialising Concrete 3D Printing: Three Case Studies
Nadja Gaudillière, Justin Dirrenberger, Romain Duballet, Charles Bouyssou, Alban Mallet, Philippe Roux and Mahriz Zakeri
4.4 Integration of Material and Fabrication Affordances within the Design Workflow
Giulio Brugnaro, Silvan Oesterle, Sean Hanna, Peter Scully and Bob Sheil
4.5 Making Timberdome
Christopher Robeller and Valentin Viezens
4.6 Robots for Skill Digitisation
Johannes Braumann
Research Summary, Building with Earth and Drones
Stephanie Chaltiel
Research Summary, Information Modelling for Assembly Planning, Sequencing and Optimisation
Ayoub Lharchi
Research Summary, Digital Clay: Hybrid Manufacturing for Automotive Design
Arthur Prior
Research Summary, Flectofold: From Academic Research to Architectural Application
Saman Saffarian
Research Summary, Concrete Deposition: Choreographing Flow
Helena Westerlind
Further Perspectives, Performative Materials and Systems, and Additive Manufacturing Futures
Johannes Braumann and Isak Worre Foged

5.1 Innochain: External Perspectives
Mark Burry and Christoph Gengnagel in conversation with Anja Jonkhans




Format: Open Access PDF

224 Pages

Copyright: © 2020

ISBN: 9781787355026

Publication: April 06, 2020

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