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 start conceptualising and working with self organised urban systems that work on the basis of local interractions and flocking behaviours. The first thought is not to design the objects, but to think of setting the rules of the system. How else will we start to address urbanism which incorporates the informal and emergent possibilities. The final thesis project was set in Mumbai and was exhibited in Unplannable Cities (see earlier post).
Institution: The University of Nottingham (Architecture & Built Environment)
Students: Matthew Sandhu & Jon Pick
Unit 5 YR 6
The University of Nottingham
Supervisor: Ulysses Sengupta (Director Soft-grid.net)
Tutor: Eric Cheung
Note: This work is for the purposes of academic research and students have been allowed to borrow images from various sources to communicate their ideas and context.
10 May 2012
Tags: abstract, algorithm, architecture, cities, city, city growth, complex, coomunictive technologies, design, emergent, experiment, experimental, flux, informal, parametric, scripting, self organisation, softgrid, ulysses sengupta, university of nottingham, urban, urbanism