“Form Follows Performance”

Form Follows Performance

Digital Fabrication in Architecture Studio

DTS Year 4 Program / Department of Architecture / School of Design and Environment / National University of Singapore

Form Follows Function has been manifested as the dogma of modern architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. However, as consequence of recent development of digital design and fabrication technologies, we are observing a number of free-form designs without reflecting sufficient functional relevancy. Those free-forms are eye caching, however, each one is nearly un-identifiable due to flood of the fluid forms. Apparently one of the strength of digital fabrication technologies is laid on rapid fabrication capability of complex and precise 3D forms, however it is yet to justify the use of those new technologies particularly for architectural design and scale. Form Follows Performance is critical agenda to supersede the current gap between the technological advancement and genuine architectural functional needs. Its design criteria are performance based rather than form driven, which involves simple part of structural and environmental simulation as design input. Its appearance of technologies in architectural form is rather sophisticated, yet to support the profound leap in contemporary architectural design and construction.

We would like to cordially invite you to one of the first of its kind of exhibitions in Singapore,
“Form Follows Performance” by Digital Fabrication in Architecture Studio, NUS.

Venue: Promenade, Level 8, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore
Period: 19 Feb. 2011, 5 pm – 26 Feb. 2011 (10 am – 9 pm daily, admission free)
Opening: 19 Feb. 2011, 2 pm – 2:30 pm (Guided tour with refreshments. RSVP by 17 February 2011 to Ping Lei, pinglei1986@hotmail.com)
For more information, please go to http://dfabnus.wordpress.com/category/studio/ay-20102011-sem-1/
Best regards,

Shinya OKUDA (Tutor) / Adriel SIM / Chevy LEE / Michelle HO / PING Lei / TAN Yong Shen / Saurabh BHAGRA / Caroline LAW Xiu Ling / Grace CHEONG / Jenny TEJA SUKARDI / Tracy TAN Xiu Ning / Vinod RAJPUT / Tania MIGLANI

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