Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hygroscopic Morphology

Within this architectural context, hygroscopic morphology is defined by the study of forms made from materials that tend to absorb moisture from air. The goal is to produce kinetic energy by nature itself, without any artificial mechanical assistance.The proposal seeked to celebrate the hygroscopic behavior of wood, particularly wood veneer, composed of wood fibre in [...]

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Natures Trancendence of Light

“Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.” Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage; the image of these is distinct and tangible within us [...]

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When Energy Becomes Form Studio – Mid Term Review

Today the When Energy Becomes Form Studio had their Mid Term Review with Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto and Carmelo Zappulla, as well as MAA Director Areti Markopoulou, during which the students presented the research developped until now as well as their bio-technological prototypes, presenting morphology, materiality and aesthetic novelty, through the emergent qualities of specific flows [...]

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Kaleigroscope (Hygroscopic Morphogy)

  *hy · gro · scop · ic (Adj.) Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere. *mor · phol · o · gy (n.)  a. The branch of biology that deals with the form and structure of organisms without consideration of function. Hygroscopic Morphology is a research study focused on the formal and structural changes [...]

Posted in Niel Jagdish Parekh, Rodion Eremeev, Rodolfo Parolin Hardy, Stephanie Bashir | Comments closed

The crystal rock: A habitat for bioluminescent bacteria

In order to live, grow and glow, the vibrio fischeri, bioluminescent bacteria that we are using for our project, needs to continuously be fed. But it also needs to live in specific conditions of temperature, PH etc…Our goal is to provide to this bacteria an adequate habitat, that would ideally be self sufficient. This would [...]

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