Tag: Dsearch

Dsearch [White], Quality Globe Hotel, Stockholm

Posted by on October 25, 2014

Photo credits: Thomas Zarr / White arkitekter AB

Photo credits: Thomas Zaar / White arkitekter AB

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.

Dsearch [White], design development for Forumtorget

Posted by on December 20, 2012

1/2 scale model testing lighting integrated within the lamella system

1/2 scale model testing lighting integrated within the lamella system

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.

Dsearch [White], panel concept for Koggens gränd, Malmö

Posted by on October 10, 2012

One of several unique entrances to the Koggens gränd housing block

One of several unique entrances to the Koggens gränd housing block

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.

White workshop Digital Design Strategies initiated

Posted by on March 27, 2011

Half the group in progress

Half the group in progress

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.

Michaels Speaks at White and Dsearch

Posted by on February 14, 2011

Michael Speaks at White Arkitekter. Photo: Thomas Zaar

Michael Speaks at White Arkitekter. Photo: Thomas Zaar

We were very happy to have Michael Speaks as a guest at White Arkitekter, in a lunch conversation organized by Dsearch in collaboration with White R&D. The theme was research and design in practice, and Speaks made the interesting statement that universities start to behave like companies, and large companies start to look at knowledge in a similar way as universities. He suggested that there is an urgent need to re-educate experienced architects, and that this can be accomplished by a more innovative mode of practice in addition to classical training. As a concluding remark, he stated that the only remaining value of vanguard architects is the vanguards of practice, the architects that reform the mode of practice itself.

Dsearch [White], design concept for Koggens gränd, Malmö

Posted by on January 10, 2011

Gradually shifting pattern developed in Grasshopper

Gradually shifting pattern developed in Grasshopper

Koggens gränd is one of Sweden´s first large scale, owner occupied apartment buildings, developed by White arkitekter through in-house management. At a very late stage, Dsearch was asked to develop a pattern to be applied on pre-cast concrete elements at the ground level of the building. The parametric principle allowed for a gradually shifting pattern, that would provide unique formal qualities by each individual entrance. Due to construction restraints the proposal was never completed, but the concept is presented in a comprehensive way in the doctoral thesis, where the particular prinicples for specialist / non-specialist collaboration devised in the project are explained.

Dsearch + White R&D network meeting

Posted by on November 20, 2010

Raimo Joss from Dsearch presenting at the network meeting

Raimo Joss from Dsearch presenting at the network meeting

The first internal event organized by Dsearch in November 2010 was a collaboration with the White R&D Building Technology network. Facilitated in the Stockholm office, this event presented the initial aganda of the Dsearch development team, as well as provided a background to the current state of digital design strategies in practice. Special guests included Pablo Miranda and Åsmund Gamlesater from Aedas R&D, and Gustav Fagerström from UN Studio.