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Our proposal for the research stream studio deals with the topic of renaturalisation and metabolism in intelligent cities of the future.
The aim of the proposal is to incorporate strategies in stages that affect the bioreceptivity of the urban fabric within the city of Newark.
The aim of the Bioreceptivity Information Model is to analyse and identify potential hotspots and trigger points for future interventions through an arbitrary algorithm calculated from a range of parameters.
The cl3ver presentation will attempt to show how this matrix was made, and how this analysis will affect the proposal strategies moving forward.

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In order to ensure operability within the web, we need to make sure that the model does not exceed a certain number of faces or file size, or else it will become unmanagable and unworkable within the web platform

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Planning of the presentation meant that it was easier to start to separate elements within the model into specific layers to export. Therefore, you can start to apply certain effects to specific channels and layers later in the web platform.

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To retain the layering within the rhino file, it was recommended that we export the geometry into motionbuilder meshes. This would also maintain the textures applied within the 3dm.

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Once all the geometry has been imported into the canvas, it is necessary to start to apply textures as part of the aesthetic development of the model.
For this exercise, the default materials have been applied to the model, with mild modification on the UV mapping of the geometry.

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The next step is to start to incorporate lighting effects and shadows within the model, the shadows were rendered from the draft mode and overlayed on to the geometry as lightmaps.
Diffusion and colour of the light were also played with to provide a certain style to the presentation.

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Once all the preconditions have been set up, a set of animations and panels were added to overlay certain perspectives and information onto the presentation.
This was done to highlight certain elements of the model, as well as isolating the different views of the model that would allow the viewer to make conclusions on the parameters used within the design process.

Design Associativity – Future Workflows – Interoperability_ BioIM is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture 1(MAA01)  in (2015-16) by:


  • Jonathan Irawan


  • Luis Fraguada
  • Rodrigo Aguirre