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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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The Learning Stack – Recognisable Reconfigurable Cultural Interventions

A new building type; the Learning Stack. Using computational methods I am exploring how buildings can be designed using a rule based approach. This allows multiple versions of the Learning Stack to be generated in different contexts, adapting to the constraints of its surroundings whilst maintaining its recognisability. The criteria for the rules are; Hierarchical groupings of components into stacks, programmatic relationships between stacks, proportional relationships of components based on surrounding networks, site dimensions, entrance location, surrounding building heights and solar orientation. By using a stacked building type, the Learning Stack is able to rise upwards or spread outwards whilst maintaining the determined rules.

Manchester School of Architecture. MArch Program. CPU (Complexity Planning & Urbanism)

Students: Mat Walker

Supervisors: Ulysses Sengupta, Rob Hyde, Deljana Iossifova

24 April 2015
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