Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program

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Aqueous Field

Students: Amir Habibabadi
Studio Title: Gow-Vertical SP2012 – The Imbalancing Act of Entropic Architecture
Instructor: Marcelyn Gow

The water is the main component to form the geometry of the project. The project is shaped by combination of groups of balloons which are contained water inside. Each balloon is made of elastic material and by getting the help of weight of water inside and gravity; the group of balloons is formed unpredictable in different shape. The main function of these balloons is to filter the water from chemical components such as chloride which is harmful for the vegetation, irrigating the vegetation in vivarium and also it is the container of necessary water of the vivarium.

The groups of balloons are dangled from light structure which is located on the site. The site is separated in two different parts with totally dissimilar characters. The rail way which is passed in meddle of site is distinguished the periphery of each part. The characteristic of each part is described as following bellow:
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Students: Amir Habibabadi,Pablo Osorio, Francisco Moure
Studio Title: Spina Vertical Sum2012 – ESTm/Nube
Instructor: Marcelo Spina

This project is a design proposal that explores a new way of controlling direct sun light at the stadiums in Qatar’s 2022 FIFA soccer world cup. It is also part of an ongoing study of new materials applied to architecture such as high performance fibers and carbon composites.
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Interactive Robotic Fabrication

Students: Maysam Ghaffari, Amir Habibabadi, Eugene Kosgoron, Somayyeh Ramezani, Mehrzad Rafeei
Seminar Title: Misfigures
Instructor: Andrew Atwood
Teaching Fellows: Brandon Kruysman, John Proto

We present a series of experiments which explore the use of IPhone accelerometers as joint position sensors and ultrasonic as scanning sensor in order to rebuild a 3d surface. To quantify the performance of the calibration and joint tracking we attached accelerometer and ultrasonic sensor to staubli 160 robot for scanning a 3d surface while second robot draws a section trough the surface in real time. In this example the accelerometer sensor estimate the scanning robot joint 4 and 5 angel and control the position of end arm tool.

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Continous Crossing

Students: Pablo Osorio, Francisco Moure, Amir Habibabadi, Peter A Vikar
Seminar Title: Textile Tectonics
Instructor: Marcelo Spina

Continuous Crossing is an ongoing research project in utilization of composite materials for architectural application. Inspired by the workflow and material application of the sailing industry(North Sails), our team is focusing on hybridizing the performative and aesthetic aspects of composite materials.

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SCI-Arc's ESTm Master program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems.


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