Archive for April, 2012
ARCADE and SAM are hosting an event on May 10 at the SAM where Pierluigi Serraino and John Marx will discuss their recently published book, Wandering the Garden of Technology and Passion. Scott […]
LMN’s transformation of the San Antonio Public Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts required the old theater and stage house to be removed and replaced with a contemporary theater and back-of-house areas. The concept for cladding this addition was to wrap all of the new construction in what appeared to be a simple, delicate surface whose appearance would constantly change in different lighting conditions.
While the concept was simple, the actual system was fairly complex. Luckily, even though the system was complex it was not complicated. Here’s what we did…
LMNts’ most recent blog post for Metropolis Magazine’s POV blog has been published. Sam Miller, a partner at LMN, shares his thoughts on Advancing a Data-Driven Approach to Design. Be sure to also checkout […]
We’re developing a set of Grasshopper user objects to generate sun study diagrams using the DIVA sun vector component. This post focuses on the overshadowing diagram, a powerful metric which offers comprehensive analysis for point of interest shading (more info). The diagram can be used for early site studies to consider shading based on existing context. It also demonstrates the impact of vegetative shading strategies, particularly in deciduous climates (during the winter, leafless trees will allow light to enter the building for warmth; during the summer, the regrown leaves will shade the building to ease the load on cooling systems).