Research

IRB Tzahar project

Discussing Design With an Artificial Intelligence Architecture Chatbot

Discussing Design With an Artificial Intelligence Architecture Chatbot Dr. Arch. Jonathan Dortheimer, Post-Doctoral Fellow The project aims to develop a participatory urban design method that uses conversational interfaces to automate design discussions. Urban design is an institutional design process that aims to develop cities and improve communities. However, urban design is mainly performed using top-down… Continue Reading Discussing Design With an Artificial Intelligence Architecture Chatbot

The Flatwriter, YONA, and Beyond: Reenacting a Cybernetic Experiment

The Flatwriter, YONA, and Beyond: Reenacting a Cybernetic Experiment Arch. Yael Engelhart, M.Sc. The 1960s introduced a radical, experimental utopian spirit in architecture. Neo avant-garde architects rejected the rigidity of modernism and developed new typologies of participatory design, and new forms and structures. Technological discoveries allowed architects to expand their abilities to view the landscape… Continue Reading The Flatwriter, YONA, and Beyond: Reenacting a Cybernetic Experiment

The Quasi Tangible: Augmenting Contested Sites’ Multiple Pasts

The Quasi Tangible: Augmenting Contested Sites’ Multiple Pasts Eytan Mann, PhD Candidate Contested cultural heritage sites comprise myriad representations. Produced over time, through various media, and by different stakeholders, these amount to an unstable and continuously reproduced layered and sometimes clashing temporalities and spatial markers. In sites of conflict, the weight of clashing heritage empowers… Continue Reading The Quasi Tangible: Augmenting Contested Sites’ Multiple Pasts

n-Visions: Towards a New Instrument of Perception in Architecture

n-Visions: Towards a New Instrument of Perception in Architecture Augmented Reality and Physical Computing: Mediators between the Virtual and the Physical in Architecture Arch Hadar Ben Avraham, MSc The research named n-Visions integrates augmented reality gaming technology, physical computing-based sensors, and architectural visualization to facilitate the design process throughout its various phases. The study explores… Continue Reading n-Visions: Towards a New Instrument of Perception in Architecture

Architectural Scale Rotational Casting (ASRC)

Arch Ryan Pourati, MSc Researcher Architectural Scale Rotational Casting (ASRC) is a unique robotic system capable of producing mass-customized hollow complex elements. The robotic system facilitates the production of a catalog of architectural elements that vary in size, shape, weight, and structural performance. This research offers the potential of integrating innovative material systems and fabrication… Continue Reading Architectural Scale Rotational Casting (ASRC)

Site-Archive-Medium: VR, Architectural History, Pedagogy and the Case of Lifta

Eytan Mann, PhD Candidate The Palestinian village of Lifta, located beneath the western entrance to the city of Jerusalem, holds a deep history within its site. Evacuated by the newly established Israeli military forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war – or the Nakba (‘The Catastrophe’) as it is referred to by the Palestinian population –… Continue Reading Site-Archive-Medium: VR, Architectural History, Pedagogy and the Case of Lifta

Carve-to-Print

This research explores the applicability of integrated fabrication to stone-based terrains. The method combines subtractive carving processes and additive 3D printing, employing the same material onto the original surface. Related Publications K. L. Bar-Sinai, T. Shaked, and A. Sprecher, “Sensibility at Large: a Post-anthropocene Vision for Architectural Landscape Editing,” in 25th international conference on computer-aided… Continue Reading Carve-to-Print

Integrated Fabrication

This research aims to challenge the distinction between conventional fabrication processes – additive, subtractive, and formative. Combining ground-forming, soil stabilizing, and milling, this strategy exemplifies a blurring of fabrication definitions, proposed here as ‘integrated fabrication.’ Related Publications K. L. Bar-Sinai, T. Shaked, and A. Sprecher, “Sensibility at Large: a Post-anthropocene Vision for Architectural Landscape Editing,”… Continue Reading Integrated Fabrication

Geomaterial Reconstitution

This research presents a vision for localizing territorial scale digital fabrication, focused on the potential to transform and reconstitute soil, onsite, using robotic tools, and toward vast architectural and landscape architecture. Related Publications K. L. Bar-Sinai, T. Shaked, and A. Sprecher, “Sensibility at Large: a Post-anthropocene Vision for Architectural Landscape Editing,” in 25th international conference… Continue Reading Geomaterial Reconstitution

Robotic Groundscaping

This research aims to develop parametric procedural groundscaping strategies for transforming distant matter into architectural surfaces and applies them to sand models using robotic arms. This enables to explore the potential of shaping remote grounds as a foundation for large-scale autonomous fabrication. Related Publications K. L. Bar-Sinai, T. Shaked, and A. Sprecher, “Sensibility at Large:… Continue Reading Robotic Groundscaping