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Wind Drawings

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Wind Drawings wind drawing art

Wind Drawings wind drawing art

Wind Drawings wind drawing art

Artist and architect Peter Jellitsch created this series of pen and ink drawings entitled STB based on algorithms that predict how air will move through highrise buildings.

STB means Streambody, this series is based on a motion algorithm that is used in architectural practice to simulate wind directions and the force of air that arrives at highrise buildings. I have experimented with this program, and the outcome was solid bubbles which I have then redrawn with the directions that they had. The degree denotation that my title has (for example: STB/S02/90°) is explaining the turn of the wind-force hitting the object.

Ink on tracing paper 33 x 28 cm
STB is an amazing ink drawing series created by Peter Jellitsch, Vienna. I really like their looks, remind me of some info-graphics.Jellitsch tells us interesting information about this series;

STB means Streambody, this series is based on a motion algorithm that is used in architectural practice to simulate wind directions and the force of air that arrives at highrise buildings. I have experimented with this program, and the outcome was solid bubbles which I have then redrawn with the directions that they had. The degree denotation that my title has (for example: STB/S02/90°) is explaining the turn of the wind-force hitting the object.” See more;

Peter Jellitsch is a a 29 year old phd student from Vienna where he did a master in architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Jellitsch is practicing somewhere between art, architecture and science.
“Generally I am trying to translate digital generated stuff into analog drawings. On one hand to see which differences appear between the digital outcome and the analog one, and on the other hand, i am interested in the repetitive movements that appear when i am reproducing from digital data. My work is always repititve in terms of sequences of one project. always a series of drawings, because most of my experiments are based on digital simulations.”

Ink on tracing paper approx. 33 x 28 cm

Ink on Paper 40,5 x 26 cm

Ink on Paper 40,5 x 26 cm

Written by James Thomas

01/12/2011 at 15:32

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Vent Stack

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From BLDGBLOG

https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/New_York_Land_Ventilation_Building_south_side_119149pv.jpg

[Image: The Holland Tunnel Land Ventilation Building].

… and sometimes in the heart of the city. After all, there are also weather systems artificially generated inside the earth by construction projects and large-scale pieces of urban infrastructure, whole subterranean climatologies of moving air that would not otherwise exist without the implanting hand of architecture, as if surgically grafted there. Atmospheric cut-and-cover. A weather reserve beneath the sidewalk.

In any case, the idea that a region’s climate—its seasonal weather systems and thermal particularities—might become something more than mere background through a simple act of musicalization—that you could install Sauvageot orchestras in places all over the world to turn storms into symphonies—is amazingly suggestive for future design projects. From low-pressure systems in central Russia to the Santa Ana winds of suburban Los Angeles, architecture becomes a musical generator, an acoustic ornament activated by the sky.

Written by James Thomas

30/09/2011 at 16:08

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Scanning the Mist

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ScanLAB Projects

We have been speculating on the capabilities of 3D scanning.

We thought it might be interesting to see if the scanner could detect smoke and mist. It did and here are the remarkable results!   These scans acted as a test for the later site specific work ‘Slow Becoming Delightful.’

Written by James Thomas

08/05/2011 at 17:57

Weather Symbols

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Written by James Thomas

11/04/2011 at 16:32

Desert Aqua-Net Plan

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From: SHIMIZU CORPORATION

Creating Lakes in the Desert: A Proposal for Creating a Network of Canals and Exploring New Ways to Inhabit Our Planet

The Desert Aqua-Net Plan is a concept for making use of the desert, which currently accounts for some one-third of the Earth’s total land area.
According to this idea, multiple manmade lakes will be created in depressed areas of deserts, after which artificial islands will be built on the lakes. Filled with seawater introduced through canals, the lakes will then be connected to form a water network.
By creating waterways in the desert and transforming arid and semiarid areas into inhabitable land, this plan (which is still in the simulation stage) ultimately seeks to build cities on manmade islands that have been formed on seawater lakes.

Written by James Thomas

11/04/2011 at 14:51

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The Hole: Brooklyn/Queens

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11/04/2011 at 11:13

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Castrum

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Written by James Thomas

31/03/2011 at 11:06

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