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this is what i believe to be [part of] the future of Architecture: fitness-based design through algorithms.

in this teaser of Nate Holland’s architectural thesis, one can see how a design solution evolves – based on pre-established rules by the designer – into a variety of optimal solutions, thanks to the computation power of modern computers and the help of adequate (and fairly easy to use) software.

 

with the astonishing growth of complexity in the world, this approach to Architecture enables the designer to overcome difficult problems and the increasing number of tools available empowers the designer to achieve more and better results.

 

well done, Nate Holland!

“Parametric design gives us the possibility to work with variable boundaries.”

“Computational design creates conditional links between variable preconditions and can be evidence-based.

It is therefore most valuable in the early phase of architectural development and connects well to the current workflow of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
You may refer to automatic-architecture for architectural development as BIM-sketch.”

 

from: http://www.automatic-architecture.nl

from June 14 to 18, the third edition of Arquibio will be taking place in the Museu Zoológico de Coimbra (in Portugal):

“Arquibio 2010 is a series of international lectures and workshops on topics connecting architecture and design with the “bio-logics”. It is intended that the lecturers and visiting scholars allow a consistent connection between current biological and architectural knowledge bringing light of recent technological advances.

The premise is that the fusion between biological and technological world is now a reality that cannot be ignored. Computers and robotics prove to be capable of releasing the architects and designers of a catalog architecture, based on still images, teaching us new fields of interaction in which complex processes similar to those that occur in nature, take center stage and allow a more consistent connection with the living environment.”


“The ‘Concrete Geometries’ Research Cluster at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London is seeking submissions of work from the fields of art, architecture, sciences and humanities that explore the relationship between spatial form and social or aesthetic processes.”

this is an interesting opportunity for the development of studies in algorithmic architecture. go for it!