CLIMATE RIBBON™ - DATA DRIVEN DESIGN by HUGH DUTTON ASSOCIATES
HUGH DUTTON ASSOCIATESis a unique team of people striving to create a synthesis of poetic intent and physical reality through their designs. With this focus in mind, the parisian studio recently designed the CLIMATE RIBBON™ in Miami, a project that combines precision engineering and environmental design with an elegant sculptural form: an exciting union of art and science.
The CLIMATE RIBBON is a topographical composition of a facetted grid of steel framing, glass covering and architectural fabric shading blades that responds to the climate performance parameters; the architectural form is therefore an expression of those performance data. Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and its plug-ins have been extensively used during the design process.
In June, the studio launched DESIGN by DATA, a workshop organized in partnership with the digital art center Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, in order to share and explore this particular approach to performance- driven design.