:September 2012

dOCUMENTA (13)

dOCUMENTA (13)

The architecture of the dOCUMENTA (13) utilises that which is already there – as authentically as possible. Kassel, largely destroyed in World War II, was rebuilt more or less from scratch in the mid-50s. This naturally presented something of a Herculean task, which speaks of the spirit of optimism present at the time. The curatorial guiding theme of “Destruction & Rebuilding“ is the thread which runs through the architectural realisation.

Viscous Affiliation – New Foyer and Adaption of the Building Academy

Viskozna povezanost - Novi foaje i adaptacija zgrade Građevinske akademije

The three-dimensional pattern was generated in a simulation of fluids based on particle flows. Liquids have three essential parameters: viscosity, density and surface tension. The interactions between these three physical properties have been tested on the computer in a series of variations to generate a pattern with a big amount of holes and a high level of coherence.

IS THERE A DUAL PLEASURE?

DA LI POSTOJIDVOSTRUKO ZADOVOLJSTVO?

The overall picture shows that the modern age has brought most of the elements that contribute to the quality of experiencing things that surround us. The architecture is an example where it is commonly realized. Being a kind of art that is used for the basic necessities of life it can have a dual role in the process of experiencing, thus it is not fair to arbiter which of them is more important to those who use it or those who take pleasure in it.

Vienna Microsoft Headquarters/INNOCAD

Vienna Microsoft Headquarters/INNOCAD

You have to know how your employees work and what they want in order to create the ideal constellation of physical, social and virtual work environments for them. This is exactly why Microsoft has conducted several studies on this topic in recent years. The result is the Work Place Advantage Concept, which analyses the employee structure of every branch office on the basis of five categories, from the Resident (fixed workstation, always in the office) to the Nomad (hardly ever in the office), and uses this information to create a custom-tailored interior programme.