Davolio discusses the casino project Luna Nova, in Macau, SAR (Special Administrative Region), China. Through utilization of advanced parametric design, Davolio transitioned a Rhinoceros conceptual wireframe model into a cladding system, as well as structural system, through the generation of rationalized surfaces. He was able to achieve standardization of panels, which subsequently achieved less customization and maintained budgetary constraints. From the utilization of parametric systems, scripting, grids, and geometry came rational and intelligent surfaces. This permitted negotiation among engineers for optimization of efficiency.
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Davolio concludes his lecture with a question and answer period. He discusses the ability of an intelligent skin utilized as a structural system. He shows a movie of a concept being translated into a sub-structural system. He explained how to understand structural performance and polygon surfaces in real-time through geometrical mutations and utilizing intelligent and flexible scripts. Davolio also showed examples of planarity studies.
Khalili introduces his lecture by discussing the reasons for his change in career path. Though he had a successful architecture practice in both Iran and California he decided to leave it behind and begin a period of research. This period became the inspiration for the writing Racing Alone, and encouraged the audience to have a quest. He discusses his pilgrimage to the desert in Iran and affirms that human capacity exceeds what can be achieved through competition.