Whether you’re a Zaha Hadid devotee or just curious about the future of life in the city, Digital Turn – an exhibition by The Building Centre in London – is a must-see.
A showcase for the ideas and technologies transforming the way we imagine, design and build our cities, the exhibition gives a public platform to the work of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Computation and Design Research Group (ZHCODE). It allows visitors to get a sense of how they use computational programming to create experimental structures, modular housing concepts and robotically assembled prototypes; offering a glimpse into the future of architectural design.
Leaders in academia, research and practice take ‘turns’ to exhibit experimental computational design and are invited to take part in the associated event programme to explore themes in more depth. ZHCODE’s exhibition follows on from The Bartlett’s Design Computational Lab whose work was on show previously.
As part of the Digital Turn exhibition, ZHCODE explores ‘Tectonism’ (the expression of structure and geometry through its fabrication and methods of making) and ‘Semiotics’ (applying the physical design and construction aspects of their work to the social context in which they will exist).
Projects on display with ZHCODE include:
- Robotic additive manufacture and robotic hot wire cutting technology showcased in the Thallus sculpture.
- An insight into technologies such as timber bending and robotic fiber winding.
- Modular housing developed using algorithmic techniques to explore community development and densities.
- An exploration of design thinking behind Mathematics, The Winton Gallery at the Science Museum, London.
Hurry in: the exhibition closes 14 September!