In instances the place the very proposal of ‘nature’ is puzzled not just in its philosophical measurement, yet within the center of its organic materiality, we have to reassess the interrelations among structure and nature. This not just applies to recommendations on environmental accountability yet both on anticipatory human habit and cultural or demographic variety.
To handle those demanding situations this booklet proposes to include the unknown and domesticate the architectural self-discipline in the direction of an built-in and cross-disciplinary perform. It unravels compelling leading edge and forward-thinking layout narratives via major overseas practitioners and researchers who examine novel institutions among structure, nature and humanity for a destiny, alive structure. dependent round the 3 heavily cross-linked center subject matters “bioinspiration”, “materiability”, and “intelligence” the booklet engages with the start line of an rising new layout box, the place the symbiosis of physics, biology, computing and layout grants the redefinition of what we name structure this day.
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The IAAC research in the “intelligent cities” field is based on the hypothesis that the application of ICT in spatial planning can be conceptualized as a new type of infrastructure for the transport of invisible—though measurable—data that allow cities to perform as organisms and become behavioral. 1 Why do streets continue to route traffic in the same direction over time? How do people interact with public space? What happens when the Internet of Things becomes the Internet of Cities? The projects focus on monitoring technologies, such as sensor devices that collect data, and on using applications and visualization tools to process this data.
1970s architecture claimed a Metabolist movement, though it used biology (as does so much architecture) metaphorically; but the building– management systems of contemporary architecture inch ever closer to a genuinely performative, functional metabolism, where the occupied building can change and adapt like a living organism. Buildings increasingly seek automated homeostasis, regulating their internal environments like life forms regulate theirs. Another definition of life stipulates exactly what architecture epitomizes—organization, or the “structured arrangement of cells,” which are ever more equipped to exchange rather than just merely abut.
The Fab Lab House has been entirely digitally fabricated by a group of researchers and students and is able to generate twice as much energy as it needs through flexible solar cells adjusted to the optimum form of the building. This brings us to a second path of material intelligence, that of digital fabrication. In design, architecture, and many other disciplines, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) fabrication equipment has given designers unprecedented means for executing formally challenging projects directly from computers.
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