Kristof Crolla

Kristof Crolla
The University of Hong Kong | HKU · Department of Architecture

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Enhanced virtual communicative technologies extend human perception in extraordinary ways that junction in detaching or augmenting its operator from physical reality. Prospects of the metaverse are progressing towards a possibly fully immersive cyberspace in which users will be entirely disconnected from their analogue physical surroundings. As we...
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Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to create a paradigm shift in the production of architecture. This paper discusses the assembly and evaluation of a bamboo prototype installation aided by holographic instructions. The case study is situated within the framework of AR-driven computational design implementation methods that incorporate feedba...
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Creativity is one of the central critical competences for all architecture students. It is not a unitary process but requires conscious and unconscious information processing. A variety of strategies can be adopted, including critical analysis, imagination, habit breaking, relationship seeking and the use of interpersonal skills. This paper discuss...
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This paper focusses on teaching the integration of Augmented (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), combined referred to as Extended-Reality (XR), and photogrammetry technology into handicraft using an online-taught digital fabrication workshop as an educational case study. Set up in response to restrictions from Covid-19, workshop "Secret Whispers & Transmo...
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p>Complex, large span structures including roofs and footbridges are functional structures and are often presented as works of art or sculpture to complement the surrounding landscape. The design process of architectural large span structures or footbridges require architects and engineers to collaborate closely to co-create visually appealing and...
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This paper discusses novel methods for and advantages of integrating augmented reality (AR) and photogrammetry in hand clay-sculpting workflows. These techniques permit nontrained users to achieve higher precision during the sculpting process by holographically overlaying instructions from digital 3D source geometry on top of the sculpting material...
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This paper challenges digital preoccupations with precision and control and questions the status of tolerance, allowance and error in post-digital, human-centred architectural production. It uses the participatory action research design-and-build project TOROO, a light-weight bending-active bamboo shell structure, built in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in June...
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ARgan is a geometrically complex bamboo sculpture that relied on Mixed Reality (MR) for its joint creation by multiple sculptors and used latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology to guide manual fabrication actions. It was built at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the fall of 2019 by thirty participants of a design-and-build workshop on the i...
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Post-digital architectural education aims to empower future architects by developing open-mindedness and technical skills for the design of non-standard spatial configurations. Students can learn through exploration and experimentation, using three-dimensional graphic design software to generate initial designs and quality feedback, with a mixed mo...
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The ZCB Bamboo Pavilion, built in Hong Kong in 2015, is the largest bending-active bamboo gridshell structure to date. Globally, Hong Kong is one of the last places where raw bamboo is actively used in everyday construction. Yet, despite being ecologically sustainable, bamboo craftsmanship is slowly dissipating. Through several observations, discov...
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If unprocessed natural materials are the most environmentally friendly construction materials available, how do we develop and communicate design model and construction information that allows dealing with their volatile indeterminacies? This paper discusses the design and development of the ‘ZCB Bamboo Pavilion’, a 30-metres-spanning, light-weight...
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Recent developments in Additive Manufacturing are creating possibilities to make not only rapid prototypes, but directly manufactured customised components. This paper investigates the potential for combining standard building materials with customised nodes that are individually optimised in response to local load conditions in non-standard, irreg...
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The application of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies promises much innovation across the manufacturing sector, and has generated great interest in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. This paper presents and reflects upon early prototypes for integrating AM in a construction application, through the design of a prot...
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SmartNodes is a research project which addresses innovation in construction through the application of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and topology optimisation algorithms used to design efficient and elegant nodal connections of large scale spatial structures. The prototypes discussed in this paper demonstrate a design process and the ambit...
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This paper presents a design system for the construction and development of timber structures that use 3D metal-printed nodes. It explains how, through the use of an open-ended design setup, small-scale structures are generated from basic geometric inputs. Embedded structural analysis produces load scenarios for the node connections, which are topo...
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This paper presents a system for design and construction of a parametrically designed, structural shell for remote communities. It explains how, through the use of various digital software platforms, a single-layer, structural shell is designed and optimized and subsequently how a series of customized joints can be output for direct digital fabrica...

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