Next Design / Nina Songhori / Switch Design Academy Florence
NextDesign is an ongoing research, with the software development context, which is set out to introduce and explore a creative form-finding techniques for Architecture and Design.
Proposed algorithms, developed in software like Grasshopper, are explored via testing on different design cases, offering a coherent understanding on how the various elements perform to produce an acceptable solution to creative and functional form-finding.
Nina currently works as an interior designer, architect, lecturer and concept controller at Switch Design Academy Florence.
AC is an example of an algorithmic design process inspired by sea life morphologies in which at first explores form-finding techniques and aggregate structures through the software. In the next stage the challenge is the adaptation of the form or pattern into the base object, in this case a ring that its shape is developed through surface control points manipulation. Manufacturing of a prototype from the 3D model through 3D printing is the last phase that allows architects and designers the fabrication of more complex geometries.
Nina Songhori is an architect based in Florence. Since 2014 she is teaching assistant at the Architecture University of Florence where she earned her master degree in Architecture. Nina has taught architectural and interior design using disciplinary approaches and digital modelling techniques. She currently works as an interior designer, architect, lecturer and concept controller at Switch Design Academy Florence. She also collaborate with Frosali Studio as architect assistant, designer and modelling consultant.