The focus of the studio was to create intricate structures that are generated from simple rules and that have gradient properties to distinguish the level of its complexity depending on the given parameters. The participants were able to explore a high level of computational logic to drive their design. Two different digital tools were used in this course; Modo; a mesh modeling software, and Houdini FX; Procedural modeling software. Kicking off with Modo, the participants were able to understand the typology of the mesh and how to mold it into the desired form. Following with Houdini FX, the participants were able to import their meshes and start generating different computational techniques that was taught during the course.
( B ) io me_ is a design studio founded by Javier Ruiz for the research and experimentation in architecture. It operates as a cross-feeding set of ecosystems where research and teaching merge into a rich substance used for speculating with architectural design.
Javier Ruiz also teaches architectural design at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, London. Here he has run design studios at the level of Undergraduate, Master’s and Post-professional Master’s degree for the last 4 years.
He has also been involved in funded design research projects alongside Professor Marcos Cruz and Professor Marjan Colletti. In addition to this Javier is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Experimental Architecture of the University of Innsbruck, Austria.In the past Javier has worked at Foster and Partners , Grimshaw Architects, Crab Studio (Sir Peter Cook + Gavin Robotham) and Eralonso Arquitectos. He has also collaborated with the experimental practice marcosandmarjan.