Author Archives: kachoby

About kachoby

Independent Researcher, architecture and design. Hacktivist and social critic.

Parametric Modeling Implementation for Kinetic Systems Simulation: Programmable Matter Matters

Authors: Nelson Montás, Pablo Baquero and Effimia Giannopoulou. Research paper describing our approach to programmable matter (PM) and its applications within kinetic systems and architecture. It pays attention to anisotropic material behavior in shape memory materials (SMM) and their parametric … Continue reading

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Biomimetic for Building Skin: Living Envelope For Contemporary Architecture

Authors: Natasha Heil, Nelson Montás. Abstract for our Comissioned Chapter in the upcoming book “The Power Of Skin: New Materiality In Contemporary Architectural Design” edited by the ARKRIT research group at the Madrid Technical School Of Architecture, Madrid, Spain. Keywords: biomimetic, … Continue reading

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Transformational Intelligent Systems

Authors: Pablo Baquero, Effimia Giannopoulou and Nelson Montás. Workshop-related paper describing our design method and pedagogical aims at the eCAADe 2016: Complexity and Simplicity conference proceedings at the Oulu School of Architecture, August 22nd – 26th 2016, Oulu, Finland. Keywords: digital simulation, muscle … Continue reading

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Performance Software Approaches for Kinetic Architecture: Programmable Matter Based Simulations

Thesis Director: Alberto T. Estévez, Ph.D. Ph.D. candidate: Nelson Montás Laracuente, M. Arch. This thesis project, called “Performance Software Approaches for Kinetic Architecture”, explores how to build digital simulation models to aid in the decision making process in kinetic architectural design. … Continue reading

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Something’s fishy about Maui

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Peugeot Blue Box Showroom (2006) professional Work

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This is a professional porposal made for French automobile company Peugeot for the 2006 National Car Fair by Banco Popular Dominicano, the project consisted of a showroom, a bar and a gift shop in a single space made out of … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Water Museum_

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