Architectural Particles – Modular Building in the Digital Age

In the special exhibition „Architectural Particles“ in the Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne, six students from the Cologne Art College for Media show their artistic positions on the subjects of art and architecture. Developed in the „3D Experiments“ seminar by Prof. Zilvinas Lilas, the works illustrate the artistic handling of multidimensionality, modularity and form between interactive installations, architectural sculptures, video and games. The exhibition „Architectural Particles – Modular Building in the Digital Age“ takes up the essential aspects of modular building for the first time in an overall view and conveys these clearly on different levels of content and with contemporary design elements.

The topic is approached using historical examples as well as current international architecture projects from our digital age. In addition to a historical overview of the building materials wood, stone, concrete, metal and plastic, visitors get a concrete idea of ​​the methods of modular thinking, technological innovations and future prospects. The following digression „Housing Modules and Urbanism“ deals with the idea of ​​modular construction in a large-scale and urban planning context. In addition to spectacular „architecture modules“, photographs, models and drawings, animations and films are presented. Metal and plastic give visitors a concrete idea of ​​the methods of modular thinking, technological innovations and future prospects. The following digression „Housing Modules and Urbanism“ deals with the idea of ​​modular construction in a large-scale and urban planning context. In addition to spectacular „architecture modules“, photographs, models and drawings, animations and films are presented. Metal and plastic give visitors a concrete idea of ​​the methods of modular thinking, technological innovations and future prospects. The following digression „Housing Modules and Urbanism“ deals with the idea of ​​modular construction in a large-scale and urban planning context. In addition to spectacular „architecture modules“, photographs, models and drawings, animations and films are presented.

As the exhibition architecture, a modular system with multiple, exciting and surprising application and design options was developed, which, like the exhibition theme, is composed of „architectural particles“ and is based on so-called spherical packs. For example, if the same size spheres are stacked on top of and next to one another the spheres in their spaces tetrahedron and octahedron gaps.The crystalline shapes underline the reference to nature and at the same time remind of system construction from different epochs of architectural history with the focus on modular constructions – from nomadic huts to complex, computer-aided buildings of today.

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