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Complexity, Planning & Urbanism

New MArch Atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture: Developing new theoretical approaches & computational tools using a complexity science framework (systems, self-organisation, emergence, intelligence, structural change, adaptation) for the design, management, governance and understanding of future cities related to climate change, citizen participation, development strategies, resilient interventions, policy making, urban morphology and capacity management.

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2010 – 2011 Ecological Fields

2014

CapaCity

An exploration of the urban potential of an old industrial site in West London, using a series of digital tools….

2013

Designing Cities with the Informal in Mind

This video is part of a final year masters/postgrad diploma¬†project by James Rixon at the University of Nottingham. The aim…

2013

Segregational Model Based – Urban Simulation and Interractive Tool

. An early experiment on physical boundaries in self organising urban contexts, using Thomas Schelling’s segregational models as the theoretical…

2012

Street Life & the Informal – Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

An experimental approach to urbanism that accepts the self organisational aspects of informal development in Mumbai and attempts to see…

2012

Spatial Computation for Emergent Environments: Experiments in New Approaches to Urbanism

An early experiement in using innovative communicative methodologies to understand and describe how computational techniques are potentially allowing designers to…

2011

Street Life and the Informal – A New Approach to Mumbai’s International Business District

In such rapidly changing environment, a city’s local & marginalised cultures can increasingly be placed at risk of losing their…

2011

Generative Circle Packing

Student: Benjamin Minton Design Project 2 Unit: 5 (change of name this academic year) Studio Unit Leader: Ulysses Sengupta

2011

Scrpting Informal Settlements – Test 1

This video explains the process of my first script written in Python for Maya. It is designed to create a unique model of an informal settlement when run.

2011

Python + Maya Experimentation mk1

This is my first attemt at cracking python script within Maya. I found that in order to render animations, I…