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Color Spaces

When thinking about how to encode color values of images in double matrices, I stumbled upon some interesting facts beyond just RGB (additive, screen) and CMYK (subtractive, printer)…

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The Sound of Wood

The same set of sample images serving as input for the FFT analysis. The frequency filter is set to a radius of four. The main textural features of…

The Sound of Images

To be able to compare to images by their texure, they must be quantified in a way other than just plotting the pixels in RGB space.A useful method…

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Mapping Wood

What if materials or surface textures used in architecture were only renderings of the material’s data-space? This ongoing project understands texture samples as pure data vectors and aims…

Wood Samples

Wood as a pointcloud

The first sketch just displays 3 dimensional scatter plots, histogramms and some sort of what in statistics is called standard deviation. On the gound plan, the sample images…

Motivation

The idea to start some sort of diary about my work already “simmered” for a while now. Seeing this video by Sagmeister Inc. finally induced me to launch…

Experiments with SOM

Self-organizing maps (SOM) are useful for displaying and clustering high dimensional vectors on a two (or three) dimensional map. Below are a series of experiments I made using…

Floater

Floater is a chaise longue designed by Manuel Kretzer (responsive design studio) and Mathias Bernhard at the Chair for CAAD, ETH Zurich and was produced in close collaboration…

Facade Lenzburg

The office building in Lenzburg (CH), designed by Frei Architekten, Aarau (CH) was required to have 40% of the outer glass facade surface covered with an opaque silk…

Space invader

Space invader is a wall mounted magazine rack. It is is folded from one single flat sheet of aluminium, connections are riveted. All the necessary cuts and creases…

NZZ Restaurant

Comissionned by interior architect Karen Rohwedder I developped a tool, that that placed the binary code translation (8 bits per letter) of the first issue of swiss newspaper…