As part of the extension of the Quality Hote Globe, Dsearch developed an interior cladding system for the main banquet hall, that also forms the ceiling of the main foyer area. Development ranged from initial concepts to design, fabrication and assembly. Dsearch development team: Sander Shuur, Jonas Runberger, Hama Agahimeybodi and Pedram Seddighzadeh Yazdi.
The design of the overall form for the Forumtorget sofa has been completed at this stage, to be refined further during the phase for construction drawings.
The new prototype for the Forumtorgtet sofa, developed by Dsearch is now on site. The prototype explores three alternate materials, and was produced by Tidaholm Industries. The design was based on sampled parts of the planned 70 meter sofa, with the aim to investigate performance in terms of comfort, identity, structure, material and manufacture.
The design development for the Forumtorget continues, and is now focused on the integration of lighting systems into the lamella based fabrication principles. Studies are conducted through both physcial an ddigital/parametric development, with a desgn team combining the competences within White Arkitekter and LYX furniture produder (and designer Jonas Wannfors, who designed Topografi, in the LYX line of products). A full-scale prototype is planned to be installed at Forumtorget, Uppsala, in March 2013.
The development for Formtorget incorporates physical models produced by our inhouse laser cutter, that allows investigations of formal prinsiples in regards to aesthetic qualities, seating comfort as well as fabrication logics. The parametric model used enables the production of models from 1:50 to 1:1 to be produced.
Following an earlier proposal, Dsearch developed a design for a series of 30 unique panels used for fences and view obstruction in the Koggens gränd housing project. Using the Voronoi diagram, a digital design trope overly used in past years and these days integrated as an automated function within Grasshopper, the development was focused on achieving different types of transformations of the pattern, creating panels with shifting densities and local variations that encompass house numbers and protective details for security measures.
Dsearch developed a series of proposals for massing and facades of Braxen 19, a block in central Linköping. The design prinicples was concieved in response to the ideas formed within the White Linköping office, and will be further refined as the project continues. Two properties of this block was under consideration, and the concept involved two alternate pattern formations, and two alternate modes of execution – a lamella based design and a panel based design.
The continued design work for Forumtorget involves the development of a parametric system (using Grasshopper) that allows the exact definition of each part of the 0 meter long sofa with the immediate delivery of production documentation for each of the 1500 + lamellas needed for the complete production. The parametric model was developed to allow a non-specialist (with no expertise in parametric modeling) to continue to refine the overall form.
Dsearch was part of the White competition team for Forumtorget, resulting in a competition win for a new vision for this public square in Uppsala, Sweden. A main feature of the design concept was a close to 70 meter long sofa, a public furniture installation that includes a continuously varying section that provides the possibility to facilitate infinite numbers of seating configurations. The proposal also included an integrated lighting solution, and was based on a parametric design approach, for future design development. Read more on the project here.
The first of three workshop days that will introduce digital design strategies and parametric thinking to Associates of White & Partners was facilitated in March in the Stockholm office. 25 participants from six different White offices took part, and will through the spring try out a number of digital tools while developing small design proposals within teams. The projects will explore parametric design thinking, analytical techniques and fabrication. The workshop is organized by Dsearch in collaboration with White R&D Building technology (Kunskapsbygget Byggteknik), with financial support from the ARQ Research Foundation.