Central to the delivery of architecture is the digital representation and analysis of surfaces. Digital designers seek to imbue otherwise pure geometry with real world significance to develop a model that “survives” the transition from design intent to constructed object. During this transition, fundamental properties of differential geometry and topology interact with more real world considerations such as materiality, constructability, and cost. This lecture explores how recent developments in computation design enable the analysis and design of highly articulated, discrete surfaces, and how these new forms are realized using novel digital fabrication methods. Through a series of examples, we conclude that he surfaces that underlie much of the current design process are becoming increasingly enriched with information to facilitate their transition to built objects.
Benjamin Dillenburger is a practicing architect and assistant professor in architecture at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. He previously worked as a senior lecturer in the CAAD group at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology's architecture department in Zurich. Benjamin was a finalist of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program 2015. His projects include the Digital Grotesque installation at the FRAC Archilab 2013 exhibition. He recently exhibited work at the Design Exchange Museum Toronto and the Art Basel / Design Miami.
Daniel Hambleton is the Director of MESH Consultants Inc., a Toronto based consulting firm that offers Applied Mathematics and Development services to the Digital Design Industry. He has worked extensively across a variety of markets, such as: architecture, product design, energy, software development, and engineering. Although his research is focused computational geometry and physics simulations, he has extensive experience with interdisciplinary projects and unique collaborations.
Free of Charge, Wheelchair Accessible, No Registration Required, Reception will follow the lecture.
St Jerome's University
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