Words into Space

Acute Poetry

When is Architecture poetic ? How does and can it become so ? An experimental student design and research programme which adresses these questions through sculptural studies, spatial installations and design projects. Günter Barczik together with Yvonne Wahl of the Chair of Sculptural Design at Cottbus University. Video of the final Vernissage by Irina Hoppe. […]

DrehArbeiten

Architecture as Dynamic Experience Experimental design project at Cottbus University. Günter Barczik with Almut Seeger. Presented at the 11th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) 2008 in Helsinki at the workshop: Broadening the Scope of Architectural Creativity.Conference Paper

Add-On

Vorgefertigte Einheiten zur Erweiterung von Geschosswohnungsbauten Forschungsprojekt innerhalb des Fachgebiets Entwerfen und Gebäudetechnologie der TU Darmstadt Autoren:Prof. K.-H. Petzinka, Heike Matcha Forschungsbericht TU Darmstadt 2007 | ISBN 3-9808079-9-1 Artikel in Detail 360°

From Object to Process

Algorithmic Design Techniques Buildings are not developed as fixed objects but as parametrized processes where architectural designs emerge from the intercation of program and context like plants from seeds in the ground.Experimental design projects at Cottbus University, together with Winfried Kurth and Riklef Rambow. Presented at the 2007 International Conference for Education in Computer Aided […]

Digital Origami Reloaded : Prototype

For display at the Exhibition ‘Architekturteilchen – Modulares Bauen im digitalen Zeitalter‘ at the MAKK Cologne we developed the ideas from the Digital Origami trade fair stand into a more complex geometry with a more powerful Grasshopper Definition. Heike Matcha and Günter Barczik with Farzad Akhavan. The Grasshopper Definition was developed by Ante Ljubas.The Model […]

Möbiusband

Messestand des Fachbereichs Architektur TU Darmstadtauf der Hobit 2009 Kongresszentrum Darmstadt 27.–29.01.2009Design-Build Projekt mit Studierenden der TU Darmstadt in derForschungsseminarreihe parametrische Planungs- und Produktionsmethoden Leitung: Heike Matcha, Rüdiger Karzel hoch3-2009-02 expo15-2-broschüre Artikel NEXUS 1/2012

Digital Origami

Messestand des Fachbereichs Architektur TU Darmstadtauf der Hobit 2010 Kongresszentrum Darmstadt 26.–28.01.2010 Design-Build Projekt mit Studierenden der TU Darmstadt in derForschungsseminarreihe parametrische Planungs- und Produktionsmethoden Leitung: Heike Matcha, Rüdiger Karzel Frankfurter Rundschau expo15 broschüre hoch3-2010 Jacob Wilhelm Mengler Preis 2010 

Wellpappwelle

Messestand des Fachbereichs Architektur TU Darmstadtauf der Hobit 2008 Kongresszentrum Darmstadt 29.-31.01.2008 Design-Build Projekt mit Studierenden der TU Darmstadt in derForschungsseminarreihe parametrische Planungs- und Produktionsmethoden Leitung: Heike Matcha, Rüdiger Karzel hoch3-2008-07-hm hoch3-2008-02-hm hmgb-expo15-1-broschuere Experimental Design-Build, Konferenz eCAADe 2009 ecaade2009-paper

Gerechnete Gebilde

Algebraic Expansions DMSB2011 [Paper in the Proceedings] Massive Urbanization & New Exotic Geometries, eCAADe 2010 Paper 2010 Erweitertes Vokabular durch algebr. Flächen, DGfGG 2010 Paper 2010/2 Algebraic Geometry in Architectural Design, eCAADe 2009 Paper 2009 Stefan Schreck’s mov1 , mov2 animations

sizematters

We conduct an experimental student design project that investi- gates new possibilities for architectural design obtained via large- scale 3D printing technology.We propose that the new digital technologies in modeling and manufacturing enable a much closer connection between desig- ners’ thoughts and their physical realization than previously pos- sible and thereby a more humanistic architecture. […]

Differentiated Continuity and Mutual Support

The two geometric operations of intersecting shapes with one another and unfolding complex shapes into flat patterns have through CAD software been changed from challenge to triviality. Thus, combinations of shapes that have eluded designers for the difficulty of their handling are now at the hands of everybody who is able to use common CAD […]

Shifting design work from production to evaluation: an evolutive design tool

In an experimental student design and research project where architects and computer scientists collaborate, we are developing an evolutive design tool that seeks to facilitate a shift in the focus of the process of designing architecture: away from the production of design alternatives or options towards an evaluation of semi-automatically generated ones. > publication

From Body Movement to Sculpture to Space

We present and discuss an experimental student design and research project that investigates how architectural design can be enhanced via immersive technologies. Specifically, by employing not a 2D interface for designers’ thoughts, but a 3D interface and thereby activating the whole body instead of merely head and hands. > publication