Morphogenetic Studio - Rum

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Morphogenetic Studio - Rum

Morphogenetic Studio

Claus Peder Pedersen, associate professor

Niels Martin Larsen, architect, ph.d.-student.

Sebastian Gmelin, architect ph.d.-student

Phase 3 - Summary

The 3rd and final project phase finalizes the studio and will end with a presentation of the work and a public

critique.

The focus during these last weeks should be on what the actual outcome of the project is, how it is generated

and how it is actually going to be built. The main aspects are the “storyline” of the project and the structure

itself.

The story and the concept should be as clear and simple as possible. Each group started out with an

organization principle (cellular automata, slime mould, swarm behaviour, ants and cell formations) and then

developed a construction module. How do the two connect and how do the digital “simulations” inform the

installations? – are essential questions to be answered.

In order to achieve a strong concept, the story from form-generation, through parametric modules up to

fabrication and assembly should be straight forward. More complexity does not necessarily result in a better

concept. The testing of models and structures should be finalised quickly. This might involve some pragmatic

decisions regarding connections and materials. The speed of assembly and construction as well as the cost

should be considered.

During this last phase we ask you to reflect on your work during the semester. You should ask yourself

critically what the strong elements of your project are and how you can link them to create a coherent

concept. Summarize these thoughts in a diagrammatic storyboard. You should be able to tell the story of

your project in a 5 minutes presentation.

Before Christmas all groups should be able to answer the following questions:

1. What is the overall idea of the project, what is the concept?

2. How is the form generated, how is it situated in the space and why?

– What are the parameters driving the design?

3. What are you going to build? What materials are you going to use? How are parts connected and

produced? What size will the installation have and how long will it take to erect it?

4. How is the digital form-generation linked to the physical installation? What data is produced by the

script? How is this data used to produce construction drawings? You might have to look at your

structure first to answer this. So: What do you actually need in order to fabricate and assemble the

modules?

For the presentation on the 13th of December the above should be prepared for a final review as well as a

mock-up of the final structure at 1:1 scale! The aim is to finish construction on 14th of January.

On Monday, 17th of January the exhibition in the studio will be opened with a vernissage in the evening. And

on the 20th the final critique will take place.


November 2010 December 2010

week 48 29 30 1 2 3 4 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Begin Phase III

Location

Descripton self study self study self study self study self study

December 2010

week 49 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Location

Digital Crafting

Symposium

www.digitalcraft

ing.dk

CITA CH

Descripton self study self study self study self study Symposium CH

X‐Mas Party

December 2010

week 50 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic review studio review studio review

What are you going to build?

Mock‐up!

What is your story / concept?

Reflection on your work, summary

Location tbc

Descripton 10:00 review self study self study studio review studio review

December 2010

week 51 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Location

Descripton self study self study self study

December 2010 January 2010

week 52 27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Topic

Location

Descripton

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


January 2010

week 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic studio review studio review studio review

Location

Descripton self study studio review studio review studio review self study

January 2010

week 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Location

Bachelor

Finish

installations

Descripton self study self study self study self study Finish installations

and boards.

Bachelor hand‐in

panels!

January 2010

week 3 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Location

vernissage Finish books Bacehlor critique

and

presentations

Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition

studio

Descripton evening: books and

presentations

vernissage

books and

presentations

Bachelor hand in

reflection sheets

critique with

guest

January 2010

week 2 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Topic

Location

Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition

Dismantling

Studio

Descripton self study self study self study self study Dismantling of

structures!

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