NHS NSS Glasgow – Reception Pod in existing atrium

Posted in Current by pierre forissier on October 17, 2009

NHS pano 01 copy_tone

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Research /// Weaving

Posted in Research, Structure by pierre forissier on October 15, 2009

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Weaving space constructed by local operations involving changes of directions. These changes in direction may be due to the nature of the applied forces or to the variability of the goal.

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Art Fund Pavilion 2009 – London

Posted in Competition by pierre forissier on March 21, 2009

Art Fund Pavilion competition – submission for cre8architecture


The objective of The Art Fund Pavilion architecture competition is to provide The Lightbox in London with a semi-permanent summer pavilion which will sit alongside their RIBA award-winning building by Marks Barfield Architects.

This is one of the two entries submitted by cre8architecture.

The concept of the pavilion is to experiment with a developmental pattern in the evolution of an organism, to let spontaneous forces go without mediation. This results into an organic structure that wraps itself with a protective membrane. The main structure is a plywood frame assembled into ribs-like elements in a 200x400mm perpendicular grid. Ribs depth & thickness are integral and adjustable parameters of the model.

Project published in:

Fastcompany (USA) June 09

What is Computer Numerical Controlled Design? Five Beautiful Examples’

Arquitectura y Diseno magazine (Spain) October 09

Archdaily May 09

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Research /// Aperiodic development

Posted in Research, Structure by pierre forissier on October 16, 2008

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Aperiodic development testing pattern tesselations and repetitions.

The idea is to conduct a research in generating forms using variable computer operations, with the objective of applying the findings into architectural design.

This is an hybrid process in a way that the computational possibilities often assist the design and generate new ideas. They become complementary.

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Research /// Structures

Posted in Structure by pierre forissier on October 14, 2008

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3D parametric exercises ///

Rhino + grasshopper ///

Tutorial published on ncodon

The main idea is to multiply a simple pattern to achieve a complex structure.

Exploring the frontier between skins & self supporting structures.

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