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  • normandiaz 12:54 am on May 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    STATUS CORIUM Final Paper 

    Norma Diaz Major Studio Final Paper

  • normandiaz 10:47 pm on April 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Interactive Architecture Thesis Draft 

    My project is focus in a spatial design, data processing and automated reasoning.

    This space could be used for different purposes but mainly after working on the design I think it can be used primarily  as an art pavilion. The facade of this pavilion will move and will process data that can be deducted by the inhabitants of the space. Also the lightning design of the project will represent data of the place.


    I came with a name for my project: STATUS CORIUM which are 2 latin words that mean:
    STATUS: A state, condition or situation
    CORIUM: Skin layer
    I think the name its a great aproach to what my project means.

    1) My project is a scale model of a spatial design, which processes data and adapts to its environment by transforming its shape.

    I believe buildings in a near future will move and adapt to the environment in which they are located at and this will improve the experience of the inhabitants of it.

    2) The materials that I’m using now changed a couple of times to be able to represent what I have in mind.

    The mechanism and they way I’m making things move changed a lot.

    The motors that I’m using changed, from servo motors to DC motors.

    3) Ive seen similar prior art like the woodman projects, and other parametric architectural design projects.

    I believe my project it is a vision of what the future of architecture will be.

  • normandiaz 9:36 pm on April 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Interactive Architecture (Update) 

    Spatial Design

    Data Processing

    Automated Reasoning

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  • normandiaz 11:46 pm on April 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Interactive Building 


    -Spatial Informatic



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  • normandiaz 7:58 pm on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Domains & Concepts 

    -Information will be displaying on the facade of a building and some inside spaces of it. This information will show weather, population occupying the building and many more information could be displayed, interacting with whats happening inside and outside of this place.

    -Airport Tracking

    -Mall tracking

    -Create Shades on inside spaces

    -Exit paths on a fire, earthquake or  any emergency

    • normandiaz 10:17 pm on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      The easiest part for me was figuring out the domains in which I wanted my project to focus. My favorite concept is to stream live data in some way in the building, but i think the hard part will be solving the best way to do this without improving the look of a buiding.

  • normandiaz 6:09 pm on April 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Perceive Illume 

    Perceive Illume is an ambient RGB lamp, which changes color depending on your heart rate. The user would be able to learn about their BPM through experience.

    The design of the lamp is an abstract representation of the heart and the arteries.

  • normandiaz 1:46 am on March 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Norman Diaz’s Midterm Journal Entry 2 (Ambient Lamp) 

    As a reminder my project will be an ambient lamp, lighted up by an RGB LED and controlled by the pulse sensor.

    For the look and feel prototype I’ve been working on the design of the lamp. I was inspired by the arteries of the heart and came up with and abstract shape that represents them.
    After having a final design of my lamp, I started the 3d modeling which will help me have some renders to represent how my design would look in my next prototype and then be 3d printed.

    For my Implementation prototype, I decided to use only one RGB LED to change the colors of the lamp, and currently working on it.


  • normandiaz 4:42 am on March 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Norman Diaz's Midterm Journal Entry 1 

    For my midterm project the idea is  based on learning about your heart rate through the experience of visual effects created by an artifact (Lamp) mounted by several RGB LED(s).

    For one of my prototypes I created the design of this lamp through 3d modeling which was a little challenging because I wanted to create a very organic shape.

    This 3d model helped me out to picture the design I had on my head, and with this file I would be able to 3d print my final project using clear plastic.

    Another of my prototypes was getting several LED(S) lighted up at the same time with the same color ratio.

  • normandiaz 2:03 am on March 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    LED’s Box Toy 

  • normandiaz 10:58 am on February 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    2 Buttons 2 LED’s 

  • normandiaz 10:55 am on February 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    LED Box 

    I used 5 LED’s for this project assigning 3 different functions to them. Here is a link on how it looks like.

  • normandiaz 1:03 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Norman Diaz 

    Architect & Real State Developer

    After I graduated I joined my Dad’s architecture firm as partner, but I’ve been always very interested in all emergent technologies and enjoyed designing the most.

    I am in this class because I’m very interested on learning programing and physical computing. Doing prototypes and actually getting to make my ideas tangible.

    My favorite childhood toy: Gamegear by SEGA

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