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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!

(click the image to download the pdf version)

An Evolutionary Architecture investigates fundamental form-generating processes in architecture, paralleling a wider scientific search for a theory of morphogenesis in the natural world. It proposes the model of nature as the generating force for architectural form. The profligate prototyping and awesome creative power of natural evolution are emulated by creating virtual architectural models which respond to changing environments. (…)
Architecture is considered as a form of artificial life, subjec, like the natural world, to principles of morphogenesis, genetic coding, replication and selection. The aim of an evolutionary architecture is to achieve in the built environment the symbiotic behaviour and metabolic balance that are characteristic of the natural environment.”



i leave you one photo that exemplifies the materialisation of will, belief and proactivity: these architectural students from the University of Oulu (Finland) discovered the amazing possibilities that algorithms have to offer as a designing tool and took action – promoting this seminar at their University and passing their knowledge to their fellow students.


they found something special and believed in it – so they worked to promote and develope it, sharing their visions. congratulations!

michael hansmeyer

i found Michael Hansmeyer’s work around 7 months ago, while searching for information about Algorithmic Architecture and learning how algoithms can work as a design tool. worth to pay it a visit!

“regardless of their complexity, the tasks and decisions involved [when designing a building] can be formalized as an algorithm. As such, algorithms provide a framework for articulating and defining both input data and procedures. This formalization can promote structure and coherency, while systemically maintaining full traceability of all input.”