The Form Foundation. works on complex and complicated projects using an analytical approach combined with computational thinking. Projects are undertaken in the retail, office, mixed use and housing environment on both small and large scale. What all projects have in common is that they challenge the status quo. The best solution to our client’s brief might not exist, just yet.
The Form Foundation. enjoys taking our clients on a quest finding the optimum, whether it’s geometrically, in efficiency or in sheer beauty. The Form Foundation: complexity made easy. It’s that simple.
In a world of spiralling information, The Form Foundation. believes in making the complex simple. Architecture is where planning, designing and constructing of spaces culminates. This proces is characterised by its massive and continuous flow of data and functions like a waterfall (of information). This results in a high hidden cost of inconsistent decision making as humans are unreliable decision makers; their judgements are strongly influenced by irrelevant factors.
The Form Foundation. eliminates this noise by using algorithms to improve the quality of decisions. That innovation is called PLANALOGIC.
Drawings are no longer the result of an architectural design, nor is a 3D model or Building Information Model (BIM). Data is. A design is simply orchestrated data. As we have more and more data available, from mapping, logging, Internet of Things and the like, strategy is key. The Form Foundation. spends a large amount of time researching. Every project begins with a thorough analysis how all relevant data surrounding a project can be processed, integrated, analysed, adjusted and fed back into the design.
If this triggered you, contact us and find out how The Form Foundation. can turn your property into asset.
BUILDING PERMIT GRANTED FOR THE FIRST COMMERCIALLY PRINTED 3D CONCRETE BUILDING IN EUROPE
On October 3rd 2018 the Municipality of Voorst granted the building permit for the first commercially 3D concrete printed building in Europe. The 100m2 building will house a meeting concept based on sensory experiences which uses scent, sound and 360 degree projection. The Form Foundation. designed the complete building from the initial design in 2016 until the approved version. The construction will be ready before the end of 2018.
WORKSHOP PARAMETRIC DESIGN
On October 31st 2018 Gijs Joosen (RoyalHaskoningDHV) and Pim van Wylick (The Form Foundation.) will give a workshop on Parametric Design and building with data. The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) is hosting the workshop as part of their academic programme.
Enlisting for the workshop can be done on the website of BNA Academy.
OPENING OF THE STING, HAARLEM
On March 29th 2018 The Sting opened its 4000m2 retail store in the Brinkmann.
The Brinkmann is a high profile inner city transformation project by Syntrus Achmea real Estate & Finance. The Form Foundation. designed the lay-out of all stores (roughly 11’000m2 retail space) within the amalgamisation of monumental and contemporary buildings. The project is located in between one of the oldest squares in Haarlem, the Oude Markt and the famous Barteljorisstraat shopping street.
Image copyright The Sting.
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF DUTCH ARCHITECTS
On November 2nd 2017 Pim van Wylick gave a lecture at the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects’ annual event. His lecture focused on using computational thinking within the built environment and specifically on PLANALOGIC.
Image taken by Just Justa fotografie
The Form foundation. handed in their submission for the Binckhorst site in The Hague. The sustainable design comprises of a circular temporary building built out of concrete by means of additive manufacturing. This means the building can be erected in less than two weeks and would occupy the site for five years. After this period the building can be relocated or the concrete can be demolished and reused in a new printed design.
DUTCH CONSTRUCTION HACKATON PANEL DISCUSSION
On the 27th of May the Dutch Constructive Hackaton took place in Dome-X plaats als onderdeel van StartupFest Europe. During this hackaton a panel debate was held about the future of start-ups in the construction industry. from left to right the five participants in this debate: Maxime Verhagen (Bouwend Nederland), Neelie Kroes (StartupDelta), Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans (burgemeester Oss), Bart Romeijn (CEO Verolme) en Pim van Wylick (The Form Foundation.).