Asynsis | Form follows Flow

•May 26, 2011 • 1 Comment

Hong Kong Spin

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Asynsis | Dynamical Symmetries

(Good) Form follows (True) Flow
Sustainable Emergent Critical Design
The areas of synthesis between complexity sciences, fractal geometry and the golden mean’s behaviours in dynamical systems over time: leading to an argument for an architectural design approach based on beauty, analogy, synesis and optimisation via emergent, contextual, vernacular-informed yet contemporary environmentally sustainable design – Draft Issue 2.0 (Peer-reviewed by the Corresponding Editor of  Nexus Network Journal Professor Vera W. de Spinadel and amended/elaborated upon in 2011 from the 1994 original published in AD magazine, John Wiley & Sons London)

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Biomimesis to Cosmomimesis: Beauty, Optimisation and Sustainability in Design

•February 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Nigel Anthony Reading will give an evening lecture on the Asynsis principle at USJ, Macau on Thursday 6 March. All Macau+HK friends welcome!

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Asynsis published in South China Morning Post January 2014

•January 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Asynsis principle in Hong Kong - Hong Kong Spin for West Kowloon Cultural District

Asynsis principle in Hong Kong – Hong Kong Spin for West Kowloon Cultural District

Asynsis published in South China Morning Post January 2014

There’s more below on the Asynsis-principle Constructal law and how working with us, stakeholders can add world-class quality with strong Asian values to their new architecture & design projects here in Asia and beyond.
It’s a compelling, universally applicable new methodology for optimising beauty in design, efficiencies in construction and operations whilst also enhancing project and brand value, both in the built environment and also in the wider economy.
The Hong Kong Spin is proposed as ideally, a PPP with the government of the HK SAR and a commercial consortium, for which we seek interest.
It would also serve as a demonstration project for the new optimal, sustainable design methods of the Asynsis-Constructal paradigm. When shown to the Hong Kong Tourism commission and former Commerce and Economic Development secretary before, the reaction was very positive indeed.
The ideal site is West Kowloon Cultural District, with the HKS having a value-adding catalysing “one country, two systems” (Greek letter φ-Phi – for the golden ratio, Chinese character 中-Zhong – for the middle kingdom) symbolism.

Like the London Eye at the Culture and Arts-focused Southbank and the Eiffel Tower, it would be a bespoke tailored city-branding icon for our beautiful fusion city, giving us competitive advantage over our regional rivals like Singapore.
The original complete project delivery team for concept (first published and exhibited in 1997 via an HKIA Handover competition), delivery and engineering would again be engaged in this enterprise.

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Design Director

Asynsis Architecture + Design

Form follows Flow

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Form follows Flow: Is there a New Geometric Law of Thermodynamics?

•October 15, 2013 • 2 Comments
Phi-Penta

Phi-Penta

e^{i *pi} = -(2phi-root5)

e^{i *pi} = -(2phi-root5)

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Asynsis presents @ Constructal Law Conference 2013

Nanjing University of Science & Technology

Nanjing, China

  • Design as (a bridge between Art and) Science

  • Design in Nature and Culture, via the Intelligence of Geometry

  • More 4 Less.

  • Form follows Flow.

We discuss Constructal law as the facilitation of increasing flow and the freedom to morph being the thermodynamic motive force explaining self-similarity, multiscale-power law and fractal geometries in nature and culture.

But rather than emphasising the decomposition of Fractals, we refer more to the composition of Constructal size, shape and organisation of each dynamical system “drawing” in nature and culture.

Fractal geometry is descriptive, whilst Constructal law is predictive, allowing scientific predictions to be made and confirmed. Asynsis principle conjectures made in AD magazine in 1994 have since been confirmed and profoundly elaborated on by the Constructal law and by other researchers as provided in this and other posts in this blog.
Constructal truths have vindicated Asynsis beauty – and Asynsis beauty confirms Constructal truths. 

In effect: we show how Constructal behaviours explain the Fractal geometries of nature and culture in both space and now also,  flowing freely and more easily, evolving and designing endlessly creative new morphologies – in time.

So, a transformative, historic new universal paradigm is on us, one that bridges the two cultures of art and science, that profoundly reveals the spatio-temporal architectures of our world and which crucially, reveals a new path for our civilisation to design and develop itself more optimally and sustainably and to best manage increasing complexity driven by ever more demand for power and resources, whilst remaining in harmony with the planetary biosphere.

We present a grand unified design theory of everything in complexity, while demonstrating a new paradigm of Cosmomimetic design, integrating, inter alia: Biomimetic design, Phi-Intergrated Information Theory and the Evolutionary Origins of Modularity, covering all systems in nature and culture, all flows and the forms they optimally, analogically and sustainably evolve to produce.

Asynsis Principle-Constructal law: nature’s innate geometries revealing her optimising, sustainable behaviours, be they animate or not, from human consciousness to political-economy, from black hole behaviours to artificial intelligence, from aircraft sizes to quantum gravity. All are integral to the new, universal theory of everything of the Constructal law of design in nature and culture and the Asynsis principle, which is the essential, archetypal geometrical signatures of those behaviours.

An evidence-based comparison between western theories of Dynamical systems and Complexity on the one hand and eastern concepts of facilitating Qi flow via optimal Li patterns on the other, to attempt a new, transcultural synthesis, thereby forging a new global paradigm for sustainable design and development.

We present the Asynsis Principle as the archetypal, optimal and analogical geometries revealed by the thermodynamic, irreversible behaviours of the Constructal law at the annual Constructal Law Conference, Nanjing, China, October 14-15, 2013.

Profound thanks to Professors Adrian Bejan, Sylvie Lorente and also Houlei Zhang of Duke University and Nanjing University of Science and Technology respectively; and to the University of Westminster Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science faculties, AD Magazine London and New York, plus the British Library, London.

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Design Director

ASYNSIS Architecture + Design

Constructal Law Conference, Nanjing, China, October 14-15 2013

•September 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Constructal Law Conference, Nanjing, China, October 14-15 2013

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Design in Nature and Culture, without Intelligence, with Geometry. More 4 Less. Form follows Flow.
Asynsis Principle-Constructal law: nature’s innate geometries revealing her optimising, sustainable behaviours.
An evidence-based comparison between western theories of Dynamical systems and Complexity on the one hand and eastern concepts of facilitating Qi flow on the other to attempt a new, transcultural synthesis -  Constructal Law Conference – Nanjing October 2013 thereby forging a new global paradigm for sustainable design and development.
I’m presenting the Asynsis Principle at the annual Constructal Law Conference, Nanjing, China, October 14-15 2013.
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Asynsis Principle-Constructal law Team @ ARUP Foresight & Innovation

•May 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Asynsis principle-Constructal law

Asynsis principle-Constructal law

More for less, a new design and construction optimisation paradigm with global reach and universal local application to promote sustainable design and development.
In our work (as just presented to ARUP Foresight & Innovation in London yesterday, Friday May 3 2013), the Asynsis-Constructal Law team describe the thermodynamic behaviours in nature that reveal the golden ratio’s geometrical optimisation signatures (as for example, an archetypal fractal imbedded in the Mandelbrot set/Feigenbaum diagram with asymptotic convergence), in both space and time, an effective Complexity ToE.
Cosmomimetic Design in Nature, Consciousness & Culture – Asynsis Principle-Constructal Law Seminar, ARUP HQ, Fitzroy Street, London.
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Cosmomimetic Design in Nature, Consciousness & Culture

•February 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Crayola Feigenbaum

Crayola Feigenbaum

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Asynsis Principle-Constructal Law Seminar: Shanghai Saturday 15/09/12

•July 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai – River South Art Centre – Suzhou Creek
Saturday 15 September at 3.45pm: Asynsis principle, the geometric signature of the new Constructal design law of nature and culture.
At the “Trans-Cultural Design in Practice” symposium at the River South Art Centre Shanghai.
It’s organised by the Nantes-Shanghai Design University Transcultural Design faculty where I am a Master’s supervisor in Space Design .
The theme will be Cosmomimetic design – how design in nature emerges and evolves, analogically, asymmetrically and optimally from entropy – the arrow of time. This has significant implications for both sustainable design and development.
The talk will also touch on the role of an icon of geometry, art, design and architectural theory, Leonardo’s golden ratio and how, through design – it bridges the two cultures of art and science.
The cultural complexity that the Asynsis principle-Constructal law frequently generates will be addressed with an example of a transcultural design project, the Hong Kong Spin, which I designed for that city as a celebration of the success of the
“one country-two systems” principle.
Nigel Anthony Reading RIBA | ASYNSIS
Architect + Designer | Transcultural Sustainable Design Master
Ideas Realised : Poetic Pragmatism | Shanghai.Hong Kong.Singapore.Paris.London
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