Archive for the 'architecture' Category

renderings for the thesis project of daniel kerbler


renderings for the thesis project of kadri tamre


studio project at the university for applied arts in vienna together with lukas allner und aleksander onisz

short outtakes from a studio project on a site in istanbul - 500.000m² mixed use. we integrated the new galatasaray soccer stadium that mixed up with a shopping mall and and an open functional carpet.


functions - overview


initial concept models



basic surface paneling

these are my grasshopper and script setups for rhino that i use as a base when i start with facade panelings:

plat panels
shows the deviation for every panel - also reads out the deviation max.
flat planes
fp grasshopper setup

grasshopper file - download
rvb script - download

and some scripts with different flat panel shapes
flat panel scripts

rvb scripts - download

surface triangulation
both setups have a switch to flip the triangulation direction
surface triangulation
tr grasshopper setup

grasshopper file - download
rvb script - download
(rebuild the surface to the wireframe that you want to have triangulated before running the script)


dis’regarding kahn

‘dis’regarding kahn’ - project for the masterclass of wolf prix at the university of applied arts in vienna - finals 06|2007

key image

Considering Louis Kahn’s Esherick House to be a small but iconic example of his architectural oeuvre, which reflects various ideas about his manipulation of material, light and spacial composition, this project tries to analyze those qualities in a rather unexpected approach – following the rules of a process driven deformation.

Within a boundary condition derived from Kahn’s construction methods for the building, a fluid-dynamics engine disrupts the structural elements while assembling new interlinks in order to create a coherent ‘abstract’ of the Esherick House. Conceiving the result as an objective figure and not as a transfused redesign this experimental setup provides an opportunity to prove self-similarities/distictions between the original and it’s derivative according to architectural perception and it’s relevance regarding a contemporary context. As opposed to its formal appearence which dissolves through the process, spacial dependencies remain in an intergradient configuration. The shadow/light ratio which is an important aspect in Kahn’s work – using distinctive openings to modulate the space gets inverted into a dispersive light pattern flickering through the ‘abstract’. This inversion gets reinforced trough the porosity of the floorplates, an effect emerging from the experimental parameters. As a direct feedback to the deformation the site(landscape) reacts as a counterforce to set the new shape.

boundary condition/figure ground/program/analytic diagrams
generative animations
analytic animations
introducing a second structure for the building enclosure
sprayed concrete is used for the primary structure in order to reproduce those implicit realflow surfaces - as seen in the physical model pictures
plans/sun shading concept
and finally the shadow study that investigates the inversion of kahn’s shadow/light relationship
sun study


viennese delight

uncontinued crossover project at the university of applied arts in vienna for an interior installation.
project team: nora graw, dumene comploi, maren klasing, quirin krumbholz and niels jonkhans



renderings for the thesis project of judith schafelner