Smart Geometry

Atmospheric Delight – aims to produce generative feedback loops between spatial scenarios and user experiences through a close working relationship between architecture and cognitive science. Research question of cluster – between the act of design and the experience of architecture, there is a rich, and yet relatively unexplored territory that entwines building performance with human well-being.…

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Johnstons of Elgin

Today I visited  the knitwear production factory of the famous Scottish brand Johnstons of Elgin, which is situated in the nearby town of Hawick. I was privy to the entire process of production, starting from collecting the correct yarns from the yarn shop, through to knitting on amongst others Shima Seiki and Stoll machines, followed…

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The Border Mill

Directly after the Berlin Common course I visited the Border Mill, a Mini-mill in the small Scottish town of Duns. Mini-mill equipment is designed for small scale operations, where smaller batches of material can be processed to a high standard. The equipment is, as the name suggests, a small version of the most commonly used…

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Abstracting body parts

This workshop was an attempt to abstract the body through showing body parts that would suggest a certain reading that confuses the appreciation of the body. The workshops focused on showing parts of the body which has no immediate connotation, such as the elbows ans knees. There also shows the back of the thigh and…

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Looking at the surface

Last week, I analyzed my samples via a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). It shows the surface of my material and its structure. On the two first images, you can see the difference in the flakes’ sizes of my raw material. On the three next ones, the surfaces of the material after different experiments with a magnificence of…

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Crawling smells

This was an experiment to understand how fast can smell material – in this case smell was vanilla aroma in liquid state, be transported from its source to further away. I used here the paper yarn as a wick which goes through the paper shell. The whole process of wicking of smells took about 3…

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