Studio Photos




Week01-02 Towards P3 Presentation  (10 Feb 2017)
Winy Maas gave his suggestion to improve this blockmaker and can we meet the Tu Delft graduation requirements,
Credit photo:  C. M. Cheung.

We as a group went to MVRDV to present the updated version of the blockmaker, where the individual project is including in blockmaker as a plug in.

After the P2, our building technology is joining to develop both technical and conceptual aspects.



Week17-18  P2 Presentation (18 Jan 2017)
P2 Presentation Day1/2: Go or No Go?


WeekXX_ Chrismas Break ( 21 Dec 2016)
Talks with our tutor, Adrien Ravon.
Chrismas Chinese Hotpot with the Why Factory 's members 2016-2017






































































Week11-16_ The Block Maker Presentation (20 Dec 2016)
Presentation on the Blockmaker and its potentials. (photo credits: Chueng M. Ming)
Special guests: The Why Factory's tutors and Prof. Winy Maas from MVRDV.

Self-made exhibition. @ Bk City Tu Delft 


WeekXX
Winy Maas Talked about the education of the why factory.


Week 9-10_ Tu Delft P1 Presentation (10 Nov 2016)
P1 Presentation: introduce to the Blockmaker framework and present on our individual personal fascination.

Week 7-8 Y(our) block GSSAP Presentation (31 Oct 2016)
(credits: Annelot Wartna) Presentation in GSAPP NY
Iteration models
IIT PRESENTATION































Week 3-6 (14 Oct 2017)
Excerise 1 Pin-up

Week 1-2 (12-16 Sept 2016)

THE CLOUD WORKSHOP PRESENTATION 2/2

THE CLOUD WORKSHOP PRESENTATION 1/2

WINY MAAS WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION
T?F2016
(credits: T?F facebook )
Listen to the lecture
Collective Work
Team members:: Floris van der Burght, Josef Odvarka, Roman Oost, Minck Simonis, Annelot Wartna, Boudewijn Thomas, Matteo Falduto, Sietse van Elderen,  C. M. CheungVeerasu Sae-Tae
Tutors: Prof.Winy Maas, Adrien Ravon, Arend van Waart, Javier Arpa, 

Week01-02 Towards P3 Presentation  (10 Feb 2017)
(credit editor: Annelot Wartna)

























































Week17-18 
P2 Presentation  (18 Jan 2017)

Collective Presentation
(credits: Annelot Wartna)




































































































Week11-16_ The Block Maker Presentation (20 Dec 2016)
(Y)our world, (y)our block, (y)our house
What is the BlockMaker?

Throughout the 20th Century --from the CIAM declarations to SimCity-- architects, urban designers, sociologists, philosophers and politicians have tried to decompose the city into comprehendible objectives, using matrices, lenses, layers, categories, classifications and typologies. However, those urban ‘layers’ were often too rigid and rapidly outdated. Parameters such as time, evolution, resilience or sustainability were barely considered in urban design and development.

Yet, also contemporary design rarely – if ever – takes those parameters into account. Design disciplines rather continue to engage the task of planning and designing for a new settlement in fixed, singular and unresponsive ways that presume the preferred outcome is the only one worth elaborating. Evidently, designers need to start thinking in terms of scenarios, contingency and variability.

In the past 10 years, The Why Factory has explored -independently- a multitude of alterna
tive approaches to the construction of the city and developed a wide array of scenarios. This year, The Why Factory Graduation Studio 2016-2017 aims to look at the housing block through this wide array of filters simultaneously, to test the capacity of a home, a slab, a tower, a neighbourhood... to adapt to the application of this new agenda. Can we turn the construction of the city into a demountable, elastic and malleable act?

FROM SCENARIO TO BLOCK

The latent ambition of this studio is to create a parametric version of CIAM, anticipating on its main critique of being unresponsive and inflexible.
The world, the city, the neighbourhood, the block... they are composed from an almost infinite number of topics. On their turn, every topic is a cloud of relations between subjects, parameters, inputs and outputs. Evidently, topics will have some corresponding subjects, parameters, inputs and outputs. To imagine the block and the city as a parametric model, is basically to imagine an ever-expanding cloud of iterr-elations between almost everything you can think of. To make the block as a parametric model is, in fact, to determine the relations and quantify the subjects.
This might sound like trying to get blood from a stone, but in order to get ahead you simply must start, somewhere. We all framed a specific part of the cloud, according the list on the right. Using the Block Mak
er method as starting point, we will investigate the relations, subjects, inputs and outputs within our own topic. The next step is to generate scripts to make, compactize, mix, convert, distribute, position, merge, explode and/or analyze space:

(Y)our Maker:
Eventually, we will layer all our Makers, testing them on interrelations, similarities and convenient additions. Although this comparison will be far from complete, it is a first step toward a parametric CIAM.

(visualisation credits: Matteo Falduto)

Presentation on the Block Maker
(credits: Annelot Wartna)














Week 9-10_ Tu Delft P1 Presentation (10 Nov 2016)

Draft Diagram of what the block-maker would be.





Week 7-8 Y(our) block GSSAP Presentation (31 Oct 2016)
Y(our) block
(credits: Minck Simonis)

























































Week 3-6 (14 Oct 2017)
Y(our)house
Booklet Ex.1
(credits: Editor:Annelot Wartna &Boudewijn Thomas)
(credits: Minck Simonis)









Week 1-2 (12-16 Sept 2016)
The Why Factory 2016_ IIT GSAPP AND TU DELFT
Tutors: Winy Maas, Javier Arpa, Adrien Ravon, John Manaves, Patrick Janssen
Collective work on Exercise2They Future Scenario
(y)our world, (y)our city, (y)our block, (y)our house

Collective work on Exercise1 : Excel Mania
CAN WE MEASURE THE WORLD?

(credits: The Why Factory )
Personal Project (Work in Progress)
Team member:: Veerasu Sae-Tae, 
Tutors: Winy Maas, Adrien Ravon, Arend van Waart,, Javier Arpa

(credits: The Why Factory )

WIP: ROAD TO P4


Week01-02 The Power Block (10 Feb 2017)

Embed gadget

The Mass optimisation surface area for Solar Radiation.
Parameters size of the plot, avoid context shadow, the orientation of the block and how tall is the block. It still needs to develop.

update on the Solar energy plug-in that would allow you to live in a sufficient block and to power blocks around you. This could be a prototype of integrating solar farming with a housing block.


































Week17-18  P2 Presentation 
(18 Jan 2017)
The Self-Sufficient Energy Maker and research Solar Energy
Vision on one of the iterations
'Vision on one of the iterations

Vision on one of the iterations

Week11-16_ The Block Maker Presentation (20 Dec 2016)

























Week 9-10_ Tu Delft P1 Presentation (10 Nov 2016)




Week 7-8 Y(our) block  (31 Oct 2016)
IMAGINE A CITY BLOCK OF 11 MILLION PEOPLE THAT CAN BE ENERGY SUFFIENT WITH SOLAR PANELS FROM BUILDING MATERIALS.

 Iteration Model#020_ Diversity 100%

Scenario
Can we be self-efficient in a block of 100m x 100m x 100m city with energy produced by solar panels? What is the best typology to maximised the surface area to receive sufficient average annual daylight? Can we be enough? How dense could the block be?
How to maximise the desires and qualities of the inhabitants? But at the same time, generates enough energy for the overall performance of the building.

What if WE COULD SUSTAIN OURSELVES WITH SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCED BY BUILDING COMPONENTS? (WALL+FLOOR+ROOF)



Week 3-6 (14 Oct 2017)
Y(our) house
Topic : #Energy, #self-sufficient house.

Scenario
Can building materials generate electricity? This fascination explores a series of scenarios where we can save up spaces used to produce electricity by integrating energy production with building components such as wall, floor, roof and furniture. Would we generate more energy!

What if Solar Panel would become a building material?



















Week 1-2 (12-16 Sept 2016)
Topic: Food
Team member: Fathima Nafeesa Hamza , Fancheng Fei, Veerasu Sae-Tae, 
Tutors: Winy Maas, Javier Arpa, Adrien Ravon
Exercise 2: Future Scenarios
What if…?
For the end of the workshop, having understood that there is a multitude of components with an impact in the 11 billion people city footprint, students will propose a list of future scenarios at the scale of (y)our world, (y)our city and (y)our block.

)Exercise 1: Excel Mania
Beyond CIAM
During the first part of the workshop, students will develop an illustrated matrix that combines the different topics, ingredients, parameters and units of measurement involved in the calculation of the footprint of a hypothetical city of 11 billion inhabitants, from the global to the domestic scale.