Monday, November 22, 2010

OUTR Iteration

OUTR Runs Design Research Studio 'Fish To Birds' Update 1.1

Morphogenesis: Encoding livable surfaces.
Design by Matthew Hamilton + Niki Schwabe

Congratulations to Matthew Hamilton and Niki Schwabe for winning the Landscape Architecture Australia Prize for design communication from Architecture Media. Niki and Matthew took part in OUTR's  Craig Douglas' design studio earlier this year "Fish to Birds".

SuperfantasticRIO Design Studio_Student Work

Amongst the many things that ‘site’ might be, it is often defined by physical limit determining boundaries of ownership, action, and consequence, as well as scales of influence, resonance, and effect. The ambition of this research is to explore the notion of ‘site’ as a construction of a design process made through the act of representation.

The research project is to design the Waterfront of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Like many cities around the world, including London’s Canary Wharf, Barcelona’s 1992 Olympics, Melbourne’s Docklands, Melbourne’s Birarungmar, and Sydney’s proposed Barangaroo to name a few, the city of Rio de Janeiro realises its opportunity to develop its redundant waterfront as a means of rejuvenating and redefining itself.

This project will consider the city as a living thing in a complex ever changing world of rapid urbanization. It will require you to ask questions such as, what are the potentials of this project, how do you grow a city, could this site be a park and what kind of park could that be, what relationship is to be constructed between the water and the city, who will inhabit this site, and how will this redefine the city?

Making transforms and challenges ideas, whether they are unreal ideas of the imagination, or realised ideas of physical being in the world.

The act of making will be employed to interrogate how emergent form is generated through the dynamic medium of the landscape meeting the dynamic act of making, and how this might contribute to Design.

Paul Ahern and Nikki Hill
Jenna Emmanouilides and Francisco Illescas
Wen Sun
Samuel Steenholdt, Alice Lewis and Justin Walsh
Chris Armstrong
Benjamin Fleming, Aryen Liaw and Hiroshi Yoshinaga
Mi wang and Phillip Smith
Adrian Keene and Emmaline Bowman
Adrian Rivalland and Tristan Andrews
Fletcher Hawkins and Brooke Bisset
Chao Sun

Course Leaders:
Craig Douglas and Greg Afflick

Thanks to:
Andrew Thompson
Karl Fender
Marieluise Jonas

Click the link below to view some of the students work.

Wolfgang Masterplan Update 1.0_Conceptual Design

Wolfgang: Birds eye view towards Hotel from Joyland
View of hotel facade      

Conceptual facade

View of entrance to hotel
View of hotel room

Beach House Update 1.2

Beach House Update 1.1

Grasshopper Script

Beach House Update 1.0

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Design Challenge - 24hr Safe City

RMIT Design Research link to Shortlisted Entries

Project description

The projects objective is to facilitate exploration of safe 24 hour city strategies, using advanced
technologies involving interactive, agent-based simulations of user-defined scenarios.
We plan to develop an extensive open source exploratory tool that will provide a basis for diverse, ongoing
work in relation to generating safer 24hour cities.

We propose a city generator and renewal package. This package consists of 3 parts:
1. A design proposal for an adaptive transformation process of the urban landscape which engages
in three scales; the large, medium and small and three operations; observation, speculation and

2. An identity and communication strategy for the proposal which aims in involving all citizens in the
process of transforming their city into a centre that is resilient to crime.

3. An interactive, agent-based simulator that utilizes an active tool box that speculates on various urban
strategies which responds to policies and generates user-defined scenarios.

OUTR submits design for Griffintown, Montreal, Canada