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02 Oct

SIAL MDIT AT TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, BEIJING The MDIT Digital Fabrication studio Semester 2 2015 “Structural Orchestra” worked with Tsinghua architecture students for a two week intensive 14th – 25th September. The 42 student combined group worked on concepts for architecture impacting the sonic environment, exploring sound simulation and physical experimentation as a means to evaluate

20 Jul
SmartNodes at IASS2015

The SmartNodes Pavilion is being exhibited in the Muziekgebouw on the waterfront in Amsterdam as part of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Expo. This year’s exhibition and conference theme is Future Visions and the pavilion addresses this thorough its proposed application of additive manufacture within a lightweight structure. Further information on

10 Jul
CAADFutures2015 keynote

Associate Prof. Jane Burry gave the keynote lecture: “Researching the Sensate City” – at THE NEXT CITY: the first CAADFutures conference in South America at University of Campinas, held in MASP (Museum of Art in Sao Paulo) 9th July 2015

08 Jul
2015 ARC Linkage Grant Success – Dr Jane Burry

Exciting news – SIAL’s Dr Jane Burry and ex-SIAL researcher Dr Flora Salim – awarded major ARC Linkage grant to explore the role of micro air vehicles (drones) for sensing built environments. Researchers Burry, A/Prof Jane; Watkins, Prof Simon; Salim, Dr Flora; Clothier, Dr Reece Research Partners FOSTER + PARTNERS, UAV AUSTRALIA Project outline The

17 Dec
Volume Dunkeld Recording Project

SIAL Sound Studio researchers travel to Dunkeld to record caves and sink holes. Dec 2-4, 2014 Project leader – Paul Carter Field sound recording and studio production – Lawrence Harvey, Jordan Lacey, Jordan Kosta. Funded by The Design Research Institute, RMIT University. A 3-day field trip to capture multichannel recordings of caves and sink holes around

17 Dec
Recent papers on urban soundscapes

Lawrence Harvey and Jordan Lacey (SIAL Sound Studios) have papers published in “SoundEffects: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience”. Titles are: “Improving models for urban soundscape systems” by Lawrence Harvey. “Conceptual overlays for urban soundscape design emerging from a transversal analysis of Lefebvre, Deleuze and Guattari, and Arendt” by Jordan Lacey. See

22 Nov
smartNodes Pavilion under construction

Dry run assembly of the smartNodes pavilion in the Architecture and Design workshops this week in preparation for construction and exhibition at Engineers Australia Convention 25th- 28th November 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Full scale printed optimised structural node in stainless steel before cleaning 2. 1:5 scale custom nodes starting to be incorporated into the

31 Jul
PhD Juice Bar – A Place for Juicy Research

Starting next week (Thursday 7 August), the Design Research Institute are pleased to present the PhD Juice Bar series – an aspirational, informative and downright healthy kick to research. Presented by Lisa Dethridge from the School of Media and Communication, the PhD Juice Bar will provide an informal environment which PhDs of any discipline can