Dear all!

As Izaskun and I told you several times during the 2nd TERM, we are extremely exited by the work you have been doing so far, and NOW is time to finish having the best May ever!



This is the list we have distilled from your comments.

A- Graphic Documents. As described before we have to take advantage of the laws of a useful document:
self explanatory result, to test designs, to contextualize them and to describe roles and performances of
between the users and the designs. Here we attach some very useful references done by some of the
students that joined us at the COSY PARAMETRIC WORKSHOP.

REFERENCES: Isabel Gutierrez, Carlos Sánchez and Laura Flor. Please, study carefully this collection of outstanding projects! and the personal approach they have develop to describe the how the architecture is answering users needs (attached through ISSUU). Isabel, Carlos and Laura, CONGRATULATIONS!




B- Model. From the drawing to the model. This time we should explore more consciously and deeply the interest of developing a model as a design tool: self explanatory result, to test designs, to contextualize them and to describe roles and performances of between the users and the designs. A model can pop up form a flat drawing, can enrich the informational qualities thought collaging and overlapping references, can describe atmospheres very accurately, not only with materials, but including the use of natural/artificial light……

“Otra vuelta de tuerca” workshop, Centro de convenciones GROUP (2010)

“orgía mecánica” workshop, Torre flexible GROUP (2009):

“orgía mecánica” workshop, Papel plegado GROUP(2009):

Petronella Oortman (1686-1710)
Inspired in Petronella Oortman:

Paper Theatre:–tTzBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=653
Laura Cooperman:
Tomas Hillier–judith—europe/
Tomas Hillier–judith—luxor/

C- Zoetrope: There are no many new things to say about ZOETROPES, the only important difference from our previous experience is that after having tested multiple ideas, now we can be even more intentional in the evolution of the designs through testing the performance of the users in the proposed spaces, and the decision making process linked to the ZOETROPE development.

D- Mini-Zoetropes: Some of you might be quiet reticent to develop a whole new ZOETROPE, but due to the success of the media regarding design development, we would like to propose you a new ZOETROPE scale that will be perfect for describing the inhabitable scale. This time, we will encourage you to develop a series of medium scale spaces and to include inside the user experience with a mini-ZOETROPE device. NO 15 ITERATIONS OF 200 PIECES, only one fix space per Mini-ZOETROPE ( for example, the fix model will be 20-30 cm of diameter) + the turning set of people and dynamic elements relevant in the performance.

This means you can develop 5-7 mini-ZOETROPES in a less time consuming task.

E- Kinetic-Interactive Model. Due to the generous funding we have for this year, we count with certain resources are usually unimaginable in normal conditions. We could use mini digital frames to insert stop-motion sequences, we can include little engines that can spray steam in the required places, we can make dynamic the market rooftops, walls….etc, the conveyor belts can work effectively, a crane can lift and dispose modular components of our houses, crops can be watered and grow… and so on, summarize in a sentence! OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!! Let’s enjoy! Let’s go beyond!

– Kinetic models:
-The Way Things Go (German: Der Lauf der Dinge) is a 1987 art film by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. It documents a long causal chain assembled of everyday objects:

– Jean Tinguely (1960):

– Fluxus, the killing machine (2017),
– Melvin, the mini-machine, by HEYHEYHEY, HEYHEYHEY is a design studio with a special interest in whatever comes to our attention. We are not limited by any visual style or medium. We create exclusive communicative ideas for each specific client, project, medium and/or moment:

F- Video/Stop-Motion Video: Video is, as the Zoetrope, a powerful tool to develop designs from the user perspective. We can text how the building is reacting according to different user’s needs, day time, environmental conditions….etc to increase the efficiency in next design iterations. The references that we have included are trying to broader the scope of just a mere video, describing accurately performances of our everyday activities and/or testing designs.

Describing performances:
Lucia Ortiz de Galisteo, to clean your teeth (2009):

Lucia Ortiz de Galisteo, to prepare and consume coffee (2009):

Cindy Sherman, Doll Clothes (1975):

Jorge Valiente, To prepare a shelter for a fish (2009):

This is it, Don’t Hug me, I’m scared (2011):

Tell no One, Seweed

The Eames, “powers of 10” (1977):

Testing designs:
Lucia Ortiz de Galisteo, to do the laundry and to hang out the washing (2009):

Eduardo Camarena, new parking concept (2009):

Guillermo Ramirez, Experimentos caseros (Home made experiments, 2009):

“orgía mecánica” workshop, Torre flexible GROUP (2009):

“orgía mecánica” workshop, Papel plegado GROUP(2009):

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