Kranzgasse 18/5B, 1150 Vienna, Austria
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evolutionary computation
- - shortlisted
While the principles of morphogenesis tend to become an increasingly attractive paradigm in the field of architectural design and the aesthetic appeal of natural form has always been important to architects and designers, the inherent principles of these systems have gained significance ever since evolutionary and genetic computation have become utilized for design and optimization purposes. The project investigates the potential offered by evolutionary and genetic computation towards a more holistic approach in architectural and structural design. It takes advantage of evolutionary form finding strategies through the use of material self organization under load and gravity. Instead of relying on post-optimizing the structure in the final stage of the process, the project embraces these methods as great opportunities and deliberately deploys them as the very tools of the design.