Video 7 Jun

The actual 3d Print tests of S.E.E.D. 

Video 7 Jun

A WATG sponsored design competition I was involved with that won a second place prize of 1000 dollars. 

The Problem

Increasing urban density and a transcendent population shift back to urban centers has resulted in a need for increased open spaces and dedicated green environments. Due to this new shift in standard of living, people have set in motion public outcries for more dedicated green space and open areas in direct proximity to their homes. The general lack of these amenities has resulted in unhealthy and unhappy living situations for people within dense and urban communities.

The Solution

The increasing public interest in establishing greenery in urban environments has resulted in an urban agricultural movement that has begun to take place in highly dense urban communities. While this movement is a major contributor to food safety and food security it also increases the amount of overall food production allowing for fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, and meats to be made easily accessible to members of urban communities.

Why 3d printing is is important to the S.E.E.D?

S.E.E.D. is a response to the urban agricultural movement. S.E.E.D. will act as a seed in the communities in which they get installed. The objective of S.E.E.D. is to introduce an adaptive urban intervention that begins at the smallest scale and has the ability to grow in size and scale through an accumulative and additive process. Its adaptability is entirely based on variables in the community and participation by members is integral to creating a successful S.E.E.D farm.

Advances in technology and lowered costs for manufacturing 3d printers has made 3d printing exceedingly accessible to the average person. 3d printing allows for the construction of objects using a variety of materials with different properties. Current research and trends in the technology of 3d printers are now making it possible to print in organic and biodegradable materials. Many of these advanced printers can print objects in metal, rubber, stone materials, and even sugar. The design of S.E.E.D. aims to take advantage of the most cutting-edge 3d print technology by incorporating biodegradable, eco-friendly, and organic materials into a well designed and eco-friendly cell device.

A single cell of S.E.E.D. uses sugar as a material layer component that allows the print to dissolve in water and decompose overtime, leaving a framework for specific plants to grow and thrive. Nutrients can be replaced by simply 3d printing more of the material to fit into the cell. This specific material acts as an engine to jumpstart the growth of any kind of vegetation directly embedded into a plant to help the allotted plant to grow safely. 

 

The core team members consisted of:

Ashkan Afshari | Stephanie Vuong | Amar Shah | Cory Walker

Photo 22 May Walt Disney Concert Hall - Downtown Los Angeles
Taken with my camera phone

Walt Disney Concert Hall - Downtown Los Angeles

Taken with my camera phone

Photo 20 Oct A Recent Poster design for DESIBEATZ designed and produced by me.

A Recent Poster design for DESIBEATZ designed and produced by me.

Photo 19 May
Photo 7 May constellations

constellations

Photo 20 Apr Beer and Wine
Acrylic on Canvas

Beer and Wine

Acrylic on Canvas

Photo 18 Jul My architecture and urban design portfolio cover and back cover. The graphics were created in Adobe Illustrator.

My architecture and urban design portfolio cover and back cover. The graphics were created in Adobe Illustrator.

Video 16 Jul 1 note

Deeper Dialogues, a site analysis of Northern Mumbai’s Sewri Fort

Video 12 Jul

"Swarm Intelligence" in Roland Snooks class….done with Ayaz Momin.

This projects investigates the use of swarm intelligence to create clusters in space based on proximity. The video is one example or iteration of random points in space that continue to cluster with time.

Photo 17 May Boston Public Library - Spatial Section (re-edit)

Boston Public Library - Spatial Section (re-edit)

Link 27 Feb Architecture, Urban Design, and Sketching Portfolio»
Link 10 Jan Amar Shah's Architectural and Urban Design Work Sample Set»
Photo 11 Dec This will be the new logo for my new business card as a design professional in all aspects of design (graphic design, portrait and scene sketches, motion videos and animation, and most importantly architectural and urban design).

This will be the new logo for my new business card as a design professional in all aspects of design (graphic design, portrait and scene sketches, motion videos and animation, and most importantly architectural and urban design).

Photo 24 Nov Congrats to Anix and Nima!
This is a graphite sketch done at “16 X 20” inches, and framed for show at the reception portion of their wedding. Congrats again to my cousin on a great wedding!

Congrats to Anix and Nima!

This is a graphite sketch done at “16 X 20” inches, and framed for show at the reception portion of their wedding. Congrats again to my cousin on a great wedding!


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