Transformation through Making

February 13, 2009

REVISIT Animate Aggregations

February 11, 2009

Surface Assignment 2 pt. 1

February 9, 2009

Revisited : Surface Assignment 2 pt. 1

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Porosity is a measure of the void spaces in a material, and is measured as a fraction, between 0–1, or as a percentage between 0–100%. The term is used in multiple fields including ceramics, metallurgy, materials, manufacturing, earth sciences and construction.

Examples:

well sorted (grains of approximately all one size) materials have higher porosity than similarly sized poorly sorted materials (where smaller particles fill the gaps between larger particles). The graphic illustrates how some smaller grains can effectively fill the pores (where all water flow takes place), drastically reducing porosity and hydraulic conductivity, while only being a small fraction of the total volume of the material.

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Karlsruhe Mensa Hall by Juergen Mayer H.

Founded in 1996 in Berlin, Germany, J. MAYER H. focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new production of space.

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http://blog.2modern.com/2007/08/index.html

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Trabecular Metal Technology

Trabecular Metal material is an evolution in technology.

It is not a porous coating, but a structural biomaterial that mimics trabecular bone’s porosity, strength and flexibility.

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Rock porosity:

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Figure 1: Rock porosity in the Palm Valley Gas Reservoir. The data is input to the reservoir simulation.

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Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Steven Holl Architects:

The exterior includes perforated aluminum panels, in the spirit of “porosity.”

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Simmons and Socializing:

Just as a city has its neighborhoods and special events venues, it also has its architectural misfits. Inside, fixture choices echo the so-called “porosity” narrative first introduced by the façade, like the perforated ash drop ceilings that line the corridors. On the renegade side, however, the interior is dotted with amorphous plaster shapes – more akin to the forms of sponges of the living, undersea variety, and not those of supermarket shelves.

http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature86.htm

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Steven Holl

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Internationally known architect Steven Holl has continued his ‘investigation of porosity’ with his new selection of seating (not found), cupboards, and tables for furniture company Horm (Pordenone, Italy). With incisions that look as though they were taken from the ancient Incas made with ‘a sandwich of [ultrathin, laser-cut] wood and synthetic materials.’

http://architecture.myninjaplease.com/?p=237

Animate Aggregations

February 2, 2009