satoru sugihara

A(g)ntense gallery installation

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source: codaworx
A(g)ntense is a design installation for Blindspot Initiative Exhibition in 2014 made out of 30 horizontal layers of acrylic sheets hung by 150 strings of fishing wires in irregular self-organized directions. It explores computational design techniques to generate a form through swarm agents behaviors and physical simulation agents of tension and compression to self-optimize the form without deformation and torsion under gravity.
Goals
The artwork commission provided an opportunity to take a further step in computational design research with agent based design process by integrating structural aspect of material behaviors with virtual agent behaviors in the agent based design process. The aesthetic aspect of the project is pushed by emergent nature of swarm agent logic and the design process focused on consistent and honest engineering of complexity to make it happen in physical space.
Process
The production of this installation involved intense use of digital fabrication technology working with people in digital fabrication shops. The assembly process was designed to be systematic but still required large amount of manual hand assembly work and students who are interested in computational design process provided assistance for the assembly.
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source: atlvorg
ATLV is a computational design firm based in Los Angeles. The firm explores the frontier of computational design technology through design practice and research in contemporary architecture and spatial design.
Design + Research
We attack the challenging area of design where no existing design tools can work efficiently, with integration of technological innovation and design process. Technological innovation gives us opportunities to see and think design problems in new perspectives and opens up new possibilities of design. Our concurrent practice of developing tailored software tools and examining design problems enables us to pursue those possibilities. The target area of our research includes not only algorithms and software but also electric and electronic hardware and robotics to seek broader integration of design, fabrication and interaction process.
Consultation
We provide consultation to other design firms to assist and enhance their design process with our expertise in computational design. We examine design tasks in clients’ projects and provide design services with computational techniques, complex parametric modeling automation, rationalization with algorithmic and mathematical operations, software tools tailored for specific tasks in their projects, and/or assistance and training to their designers to perform computationally enhanced design process. Those computational technology and expertise provide clients benefits of advancement of design excellence by larger number of design iterations and improvements accelerated by high speed feedback process with computation, flexibility in design process to respond quickly to various changes in a design and business environment with clients, consultants and contractors, and optimized rationality of architectural geometry to minimize construction cost in value engineering process without sacrifice design excellence.
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source: designboom

ATLV is a computational design firm based in los angeles, california. founded by satoru sugihara, the studio pushes the boundaries of practice and research in contemporary architecture and spatial design. through integration of technological innovations, design problems can be approached with many different perspectives. using tailored software tools, ATLV is able to employ algorithms alongside electronic hardware and robotics to seek broader ideas of design, fabrication, and process.