The AJ Team : Judyta Cichocka , Martina Mongiardino, Mattia Santambrogio and Alessandro Traverso will conduct an exciting workshop where participants will easily develop optimization strategies and structural analysis processes that aim at the feasibility of the design with an introduction to Silvereye and Karamba, preparing then their concepts for fabrication using the powerful AJ tools within Grasshopper.
The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with the conceptual, technical and manufacturing framework through which they will better understand how to design space frame structures, building up in-situ a 1:10 scale prototype using the AJ new technological solution:
the AJ GAME
AJ is pleased to announce that we have started the manufacturing of a structure that we’ll use as travelling pavillon in European and American Universities .
The aim if this project is participate to international events.
This demountable structure, named THE SAILING DOME, collects many AJ parts and AJ design strategies.
It is the metaphor of the vessel sailing forever, touching the ports of the world, carrying the crews of the pioneers of sustainability. A real demolition of the dome doesn’t really happen. No fire cuts, scapping or waste production is expected. Each single component is dismantled and completely recovered as reusable element for a new structure.
The Sailing Dome
Pneu Pavilion designed by Nicholas Bruscia, Christopher Romano and Daniel Vrana w/ Alessandro Traverso, Mattia Santambrogio and Martina Mongiardino (Absolute Joint System)
The Pneu Pavilion is a lightweight, air filled structure suspended at varying heights to create a smooth gradient between tall and short spaces, accommodating a wide range of age groups and activities. The tensile structure is made entirely from demountable and reusable structural components, while the inflated structural pillows are built from recycled vehicle inner tubes contained within layers of porous mesh. The air pressure in the skin allows the thin material to achieve the large span between the lenticular cable trusses, providing a soft surface that encourages viewers to interact with it, while the repeating pillow-like forms give the canopy a cloud-like appearance.
Finalist for the City of Dream Pavilion Competition_Figment NYC
AJ System presents at Sofia’s "International Congress" in October 2015. The main aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the AJ research that has explored aspects of contemporary architecture and reusability. One of the key concept of AJ System is “Reuse and Reduce is better than Recycle”.
II International Congress
The approach adopted in the design, based on the idea of “reusability”, allows the environmental impact of the system to be reduced. The reuse strategy can limit the production of waste from building demolition and reduces the environmental costs in terms of raw materials and energy consumption.
AJ System exhibits at Munich’s "BAU 2015" in January 2015. BAU showcases architecture, materials and systems for industrial, commercial and residential construction and for interior work. With over 2000 exhibitors from 46 countries BAU occupies the entire exhibition site of Messe München, filling all 17 halls and 4 entrance areas - in total 180,000 m² of gross exhibition space.
AJ is deeply involved in Architectural Research. Its Team works on the overlap between the realms of Academia and Practice. Each of these realms operates in slightly different ways in advancing the aims of research. Much could be gained through greater collaboration and knowledge sharing so that the two realms complement each other in achieving the overall objective. Neither should be privileged over the other as superior form of research. AJ will be sponsor of the event.
The 48th International Conference ASA
AJ is pleased to announce to be one of the sponsors at the ACADIA2014: DESIGN AGENCY conference, that will be held in Los Angeles, California at the USC School of Architecture on October 23-25, 2014. ACADIA supports critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education.
AJ is pleased to announce to be one of the sponsors at the Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 that will be held in London, United Kingdom at the UCL, University College London from the 18th to 21st of September 2014. AAG is a symposium where both theoretical and practical work linked to new geometrical developments is presented. This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges
AJ is pleased to announce to be one of the sponsors at the sg2014, that will held be at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, from 14-19 July 2014, in partnership with the University of Hong Kong. The Workshop and Conference will be a gathering of the global community of innovators and pioneers in the fields of architecture, design and engineering.
AJ is pleased to present the Serge Latouche’s book “Usa e getta; Le follie dell’obsolescenza programmata”, that has inspired some of the AJ concepts.
Serge Latouche is a famous French philosopher and economist; he denounces economism, consumer society and the notion of sustainable development. He is one of the thinkers and most renowned partisans of the degrowth theory.
Serge Latouche “Usa e getta Le follie dell’obsolescenza programmata”
AJ is trying to offer a concrete solution to the book proposal.
AJ presented its research on the innovative modular system at the 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) - hosted by the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong. ANZASca presented state-of-the-art papers, posters, exhibitions, & postgraduate students' research that highlight the recent development in applied research, education & praxis.
The 47th International ASA Conference Cutting Edge