Day and Moss turn to the analytic diagrams of museums and prisons, “Collections and Corrections,” on the surrounding walls. This leads to a discussion of Jean-Paul Sartre’s argument that only prisoners enjoy the ultimate freedom from all responsibilities. They conclude by addressing the idea of scripting, both as a cinematographic tactic and a design tool utilized in the organization of “Blow X Blow.”
Video Archive | Scripting (3)
Roberto Davolio explains the process of transitioning from computer design to reality, utilizing advanced parametric design, scripting and rational geometry for the rationalization of surfaces for the sake of cost estimation and standardization of complex facades. By using software programs such as Digital Project, and Maya, architects are able to negotiate structural systems with engineers. Through implementation of a systematic approach, one can rationalize cladding systems of organic shapes, through parametric modeling, testing of surfaces, and analyzation of geometric relationships. Further examples of intelligent and flexible scripts, which allow for the understanding of structural performance and geometrical mutations with real-time results.
Davolio discusses his office tower/shopping mall project Lux China, in Shanghai, China. He discusses the parametric modeling as a means by which to create cladding systems, through a systematic approach. Davolio defines pattern definitions by assigning geometrical constraints, in pursuit of continuity of pattern and standardization. Therefore ideal surfaces are translated into rationalized surfaces.