Eva Diu – Computational Design
Solar Urban Array
London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Working with Professors Jonas Lundberg and Gustav Fagerstrom, Eva Diu
created a system for defining dwelling geometry orientated according to solar
gain and light. Diu investigated how the shape and aspect of a form allow
the best atmospheric and spatial quality. Her design system ensures that all
dwellings across a site create an equal but unique experience.
Diu used GenerativeComponents to justify both variable and fixed parameters,
creating a catalogue of parametric solutions for analysis. As a component that
was dependent on a point (the sun), the dwelling related to variable controlling
factors such as building height and floor area functionality. Once rules were
established to control the dwelling design, the component was then applied as
an urban array over a site.
Kendall Baldwin and Jeffrey Christianson – Engineering
Lingotto Bridge Station
Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, United States
This proposal was developed during a three-week architectural design
workshop led by Professor David Riebe in Turin, Italy, for students of Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and Politecnico di Torino. Using GenerativeComponents,
Kendall Baldwin and Jeffrey Christianson created a design for a hybrid bridge
and train station in Turin’s Lingotto region where train tracks split the city into
two halves with no visual or physical connection. This proposal was designed to
bridge this gap.
Analyses of the site and environs revealed that the most influential attribute
of the bridge station would be circulation. Mapping existing vehicular and
pedestrian patterns highlighted areas of traffic density and scarcity. To
facilitate circulation, the bridge station disrupts some paths and incorporates
others. The result is a successful linkage between the two sides of Lingotto.