Enric Ruiz-Geli

Architecture of Particles

Physics of Particles
Dr. Josep Perelló
Physicist

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Professor associated/Partner to the Department of Fundamental Physics of the University of Barcelona. His is PHD and graduate Physicist, specialized in Eco-Physics. Josep Perelló integrates his work of researcher and teaching with writing and sciences communications, by which he achieves through a great effort in integrating sciences and art. Recently he has published “Teoria de l’striptease aleatori” (Ed. 3i4, 2004).

josep.perello@ub.edu


Movie for the exhibition "Múltiplos de cinco"
Curator: Pepe Cobo

Courtesy of Pepe Cobo
Video & Photo by Gsus Fernández


It's all About Particles: elBulliFoundation. Venice Biennale, 2012

Venezia

Biennale di Venezia, 2012

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    Barry Bergdoll (Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Barry Bergdoll (Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Elena Ochoa (Ivorypress) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Norman Foster (Foster + Partners)
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    Elena Ochoa (Ivorypress) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Norman Foster (Foster + Partners)
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    Pere Riera (RGA Arquitectes) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Marta Montmany (Barcelona City Council)
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    Iñaki Ábalos (Chair of Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Débora Mesa (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012) - Hanns Ulrich Olbrist (Director of International Projects at Serpentine Gallery) - Antón García Abril (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012)
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    Jordi Badia (BAAS and Curator at Catalan Pavilion) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Félix Arranz (Architect and Curator at Catalan Pavilion)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Jordi Badia (BAAS and Curator at Catalan Pavilion)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Aaron Betsky (Architecture and Design Critic, Director at Cincinnati Art Museum)
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    Philippe Rahm (Philippe Rahm Architectes) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Robert Bronwasser (Architect and Designer at Stylepark)
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    Antón García Abril (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Biennale 2012) - Peter Eisenman (Eisenman Architects, founder of Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS)
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    Waleed Shaalan (SSH/Kuwait) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Aurélie Filippetti (Minister of Culture of France) - Francis Rambert (Director at Institut Français d’Architecture Paris)
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    Massimiliano Guzzini (iGuzzini) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Llàtzer Moix (Critic at La Vanguardia)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Llàtzer Moix (Critic at La Vanguardia)
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    Llàtzer Moix (Critic at La Vanguardia) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Carolina Rosich (Culture Jouralist at TV3)
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    Roberta Bosco (Jouranilst at El Pais) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    SpainLab team
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    Mohsen Mostafavi (Dean at Harvard GSD) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Benedetta Tagliabue (Jury of Venice Architecture Biennale 2012) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Susan Chin (Executive Director at Design Trust for Public Space, New York) - Charles McKinney (Principal Urban Designer at New York City Parks & Recreation)
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    Iwan Baan (Architecture Photographer) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Jorge Otero (Associate Professor of History, Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at GSAPP Columbia University) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Jonah Fritzell (Studio AAH) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Ulrika Karlsson (Servo Stockholm)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Jordi Garcés (Architect and professor at ETSAB)
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    Eduard Bru (Architect and professor at ETSAB) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Willy Müller (General Director at Barcelona Regional)
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    Willy Müller (General Director at Barcelona Regional)
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    Alberto Campo Baeza (Campo Baeza) - Antón García Abril (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012)
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    Marie-Ange Brayer (Director at FRAC Centre in Orléans) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Josep Lluís Mateo (Mateo Arquitectura)
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    Juan Herreros (Estudio Herreros) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Seung H-Sang (Co-director of the Biennale Gwangju 2011)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies)
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    Manuel Blanco (Architect and Curator at Spanish Pavilion at X Venice Biennale 2006), Lucy Bullivant (Architecture Curator, Critic Author and Consultant)
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    Marisa González (Artist) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Kazuyo Sejima (Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / S A N A A) - Antón García Abril (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012)
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    Peter Eisenman (Eisenman Architects, founder of Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Antón García Abril (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Pilar Martínez López (General Director of Architecture, Housing and Land, Ministry of Public Works and Transport) - Antón García Abril (Ensamble Studio, Curator of Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2012) - Francisco Javier Martín Romero (Assistant Manager Architecture and Construction)
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    Vicenç Villatoro (Co-Director at Ramon Llull) - Àlex Susanna (Co-Director at Ramon Llull) Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Ferran Mascarell (Minister of Culture at Generalitat de Catalunya)
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    Àlex Susanna (Co-Director at Ramon Llull) - Vicenç Villatoro (Co-Director at Ramon Llull) Ferran Mascarell (Minister of Culture at Generalitat de Catalunya) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Vicente Guallart (Barcelona City Council’s chief architect) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Antonio Granero (President of COAM) - Javier Navarro (President of Arquia Caja de Arquitectos)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Joan Tarrús (Marketing Director at CRICURSA) - Ferran Figuerola (President at CRICURSA) - Jose Luis Ruiz (Manager of the Commercial Area at CRICURSA)
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    Ferran Figuerola (President at CRICURSA) - Nina Gunne (Editor at Sveriges Arkitekter) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Ferran Figuerola (President at CRICURSA) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Carlos Ipser
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Miquel Larreula (Vidres i Cristalls Berni)
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    Vanessa Graell (Jornalist at El Mundo) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9)
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    Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Anita Hackethal (Editor and Event Manager at Designboom)
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    Anita Hackethal (Editor and Event Manager at Designboom) - Enric Ruiz Geli (Cloud 9) - Danny Hudson (Editor at Designboom)

It’s all about Particles | thesis
Enric Ruiz Geli

  1. The architecture of Cloud 9 is articulated transversally by particle theory, from the visualization of landscape - as a global concept, the sum of space plus social relationships - to the design and construction of the architectural project. Ref.: Lisa Randall.
  2. This theory interprets reality at the level of the particles which provides it with information, designing strategies over time for the interpretation both of the tectonic or material (territory, buildings, people) and of the climatic or incorporeal (light, temperature, relative humidity, rain, wind, salt, CO2, photosynthesis).
  3. Using 3D laser scanning technologies (Tecmolde), capable of recording 120.000 points per second at a distance of 75 m, point cloud files that can be managed by 3D software, and sensors installed in the location (Tecnalia), together with those that gather information about climatic characteristics, the landscape is recorded as particles, and not as geometric locations or simply as numerical data.
  4. These particles reproduce, in an abstract/real manner over time, a given condition of a given landscape. So this reproduction, even though abstract - an indispensable condition for the architectural project - maintains a direct link with the territory which in turn enables the project to be understood not as a graft from outside, but, rather, as an internal emergency.
    Empathic Particle Tree
  5. Examples of these particle phenomena are:
    1. PCM: Phase Changing Material
    2. Moss Seeds + Concrete + Stone
    3. Sea Water + Microalgae + Salt
    4. 80% Nitrogen + 20% Natural Oil = Fog
  6. The natural environment for working with particles surpasses proprietary software, and introduces environments that are more generic. They are managed by the use of free programming environments (Processing) through intelligent behavior over time, thus progressing from the exterior morphology of the project to the performance of its parts or internal composition.
  7. Work with particles, being connected with the technological development of manufacturing methods (Materialise) through techniques of rapid prototyping and numerical control, allows not only formal development but also direct transposition from the 3D file to the construction.
  8. In this way, Cloud 9’s Particles Architecture becomes part of a discourse that makes no distinction between objects and products, buildings and landscape, sea and mountain, but which understands reality, and therefore the architectural project, as performing particles, thus entering into an empathetic understanding of a society in which human beings and Nature speak a common language, that of Particles Architecture.