Add presentation slides: 11.09_ChristianFriedrich_ ImmediateArchitecture Christian Friedrich (PhD candidate Hyperbody): Immediate Architectures
date: Thursday September 22
location: Our design lab at the Science Centre
time: 9:45h sharp
Adaptive buildings should be approached as truly time-based architecture. In contrast to conventional architecture, where the object of design is considered static and has an open-ended lifetime, adaptive architecture is set up of many linked temporal processes, in the design phase, in fabrication, in use of buildings. These processes take place at different timescales, from the life-time of the entire building up to the real-time response of dynamic components. The designer should be aware of the relationships between the operational cycles of performative and interactive components, the unfolding of performative sequences, as well as the lifecycle of each component, their fabrication and assembly times. The border between interaction and reconfiguration is vague, somewhere between dynamic action of a component, changes of behaviour, on-the-fly (un)plugging a part and entirely replacing it with an update. The temporal design of the building has to be finbe-tuned and go hand in hand with the realization of interaction scenarios. Design strategies for time-based architecture have to be developed, which relate the shape of the building in time to its form in space.
‘Immediate Architectures’ is an exploratory investigation into possibilities of immediate constructive interaction with the built environment supported by digital technologies. The outcome is intended to become a synergetic amalgam of interactive architecture, parametric design environment, automated component fabrication and assembly. These are to be supported by computational and material strategies that are developed approach the state of immediate architecture and applied in real-world prototypes. Immediate Architecture is, by virtue of collapsing the phased timeline of the architectural process into a singularity in time, a radical challenge to conventional notions of architecture.