——Data and algorithms behind the Genoa umbrella and architectural thinking.


Sensor ARDUINO , mechanism , algorithm , meteorological data building scale deconstruction , umbrella , 4d spatial , expression spatial , data simulation

Never seen for a long time, no nonsense.Brought a design project we did in Genoa today.This design was completed by zhong Ximing Xu Penghui cristi in Milan.It has been tossing for a long time.On the day of face-to-face communication with the three professors, we finally designed an umbrella.Teddy, who is next to me, laughs at us.

Site situation

The base is located in Genoa, and a small square needs to be remodeled.

I am a type of person who doesn’t believe in the concept of text. From the very beginning, I always think that the effort to speak beautiful words is always faster than the linguistics of the figure. The word concept can be disguised, but the spatial order is difficult to fake. The wall is there, saying no benefit, good physical space order, logically expresses sincerity. So every time you do something new, you don’t force yourself to have a concept, and a starting point. You can’t help but admit that there are things that architects can’t solve. For example, the poor have a living path and the young people have ideals. You have made space to satisfy the architect’s joy and passion, and then the poor are still hungry, and the youth are still confused. In the end, there may be only a few people who consume their sorrow and get a prize. Therefore, the point we set out has always been based on the level of living and living.

Life that I perceive in that land

1 windy, really cold. Not enough light at night, slightly dark

2 summer uneven sun exposure

3 scale very small square

4 There is a gray and white church facing us.

5 have a coffee shop, there is a bar, there is no place to sit down.

6 This is a place to agree. When to see such a space at the door of the church

7 Genoa’s historical assembly point The teacher took the children to read history and seemed to lack space on a shed scale.

Design Concept Process

Sitting on the cold steps of Genoa, holding a bunch of sensors

Xuga: So small, design a xx

Me: um, true xx

Xuga: You said that the big umbrella is not pretty good.

Me: occupying place unless scalable

Xuga: Then make a telescopic quilt, it can move so much, it needs to be opened, no need to close it.

Me: If you want to take a coffee and have a seat, you can use mechanical means to design a structure.

Xuga: There is a lot of history, but they really don’t have a construction to sit down. Historical exhibition sites have to be roofed.

Me: If there are more than one umbrella, it would be a combination of a sheletter.

Instead, you can try the house instead of the umbrella shade and do some privacy, or change the public space. That is not an umbrella, a huge machine, a city, and we need a lot of data. Use the environment to generate such a big monster that can be moved. The teacher gsd is not saying that we are studying the boundary. The data collected by the data collection environment is finally converted into use space. Ah, are you right? What do you think?

Xuga: Hey, the opposite Italian sisters are really nice.


Concept Feeling To Space

From chaos to ideas in physical space

Experienced many times of scrutiny

It is not so much an architectural design as it is a process of breaking the boundaries. The professor with this project is very clever in the field of research data. I have to say that it is a very serious and knowledgeable professor. Her research field is ai or the boundary between artificial intelligence and design. I first learned about the system. Where is computer aid, where is the human design category, and where is the border. Can you break the border? It also provides a lot of routes and ideas for us to get real data. Big data we can’t get, we can’t get it. So the first question, it asks us what is data. Can you eat? Can you avoid the rain? Can I use it to sit down and have a coffee? ……

Thinking about Environmental Data

For a few days, I have been trying to teach the problem, the data is like a kind of transformation medium, the perception of the body’s perceived color. I can collect the standards of these dimensions, even the humidity is comfortable or not, the noise is small, I don’t feel cold, These things are all ways to quantify. I can define it myself. I threw away the big data data analysis related books, and got rid of the pains of the tutorial. We began to record people’s perceptions, the perceptions of urban citizens, and turned themselves into visual results.

Noise We measure the sound wave deviation of street sound waves, find paper analysis, how to adapt to spatial form or orientation

Rain, we do rain test, measure whether different rainfall can produce landscape effects, or where there is a need for plants where water is needed

The sun, we do five years of meteorological data and thermal radiation analysis, we can know where to go to open the umbrella, when to open the umbrella

People flow, gathering place What time, who will be together. Will you meet each other, where is someone lying in the square, where is someone sitting?

Infrared ranging · Laser ranging analysis of how much traffic people, etc., etc.

Others have forgotten, the weather data has been done for five years, printed out, dozens of euros

Technical Realization

The biggest challenge is that you have to read quite a few papers. Software may need to constantly learn by itself. For example, how do we get the position of people on the square? The heat map and the most willingness of people to do, the dimensional narrative of temperature, has a real value for our design.

Come to a grandfather every day at five o’clock and aunt sneak a date here, about an hour

Come to a father and son, play in the church, kick off the wall and go

Come to a kindergarten, the teacher takes the children to see the history and see the interior of the church.

Church members who come to the church, chilling, praying, rain or shine

Come to couples, ……..

How do you know this, you may use the accumulated neural network to identify, we are a layman in recognition technology, we need to understand rcnn, how to avoid double counting, how to find the age position you want, how to find us nothing The library that can be used, ask the programmer friends, barely make some achievements, you have to visualize, and then analyze how to guide the architectural design after visualization. Also beautiful. So architecture has never been easy. Maybe you bring the results to some people, they will say

Oh just an umbrella …

Some people never know what you have done, let me talk about it first.

Professor Wan Xing knows that this is not an easy task. This is a very clear note written by the professor, and a bibliographic catalogue. It also gives the keywords that the computer needs to solve. At the end of the text, I compiled a simple introduction to the theoretical book for everyone to download. It is this torn paper shell that allows me to sort out the nodes that I could not design before. At that time, I felt that the GSD teacher was awesome. On the day of writing a thank-you letter to her, she said that there is a chance to cooperate in the future, and if possible, see the United States. At that time, I knew why I still have to learn from the distance.

Design Implementation

With perceptual behavioral data, structures need to be used to support the mapping of these city perceptions to design. Where is the space needed. After rationalizing your chaotic cognition, it becomes a wall and becomes a structure. Become a concrete location build. Here we simulate the position of the umbrella. The size of the umbrella. The scale of the umbrella. Then you can study in depth, what is the umbrella, how the structure of the umbrella is structured.

The deconstruction of the umbrella and the church scale are one-to-one correspondence, so sometimes you see that it is shaped like a church. This was a whim at the time and a tribute to a field in the church. This will be explained in the video.