Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dragonfly: Architecture vs. Ecological Perception

Dragonfly is a first attempt at linking the theory of ecological perception to architecture. Given certain abstract programmatic events (e.g. view art, buy food, sit down, look up) and knowing roughly where they’re supposed to happen, Dragonfly simulates a user navigating the proposed layout. By observing the user’s behaviour, we can assess how effective the layout is.

Granted, in this example, the layout gets pretty chaotic, but it shows the principle…work in progress, folks.

Developed by:

  • Daniel Hambleton, Studio for Progressive Modelling, Halcrow¬†Yolles
  • Michael Braund, Ph. D candidate, York University
  • Martin Walker, Studio for Progressive Modelling, Halcrow¬†Yolles

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AiC 2011

I’m really excited about continuing the Architecture in Combination series in 2011. While the schedule is not totally setup yet, we are looking to start in early February. Some potential topics are

  • Perception
  • Light
  • Landscape
  • Making
  • Relativity
  • Acoustics

Also, while the short-lecture-long-discussion format works quite well, there has been some interest in setting up full or half day workshops that further develop the connections created at the series.

Hope to see all of you there!

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