Growth algorithms as an alternative approach for integrating design with constraints from materiality, tectonics and production
The contemporary design of timber structures has to answer questions concerning structural stability, production impact and energy implications in ever earlier stages. The interrelation of these levels creates a complexity that is difficult to resolve through contemporary linear parametric computational models. Hence the lack of feedback about the impact of a design decision onto the design has been identified as source of problems. This paper reports on two speculative projects that integrate generative processes, based on natural growth patterns, with feedback from simulation in order to integrate the behaviour of networked systems into structures made from wooden material.
Beyond the Limits of Man: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (iass) Symposium 2013, 2013
Digital design; Growth algorithms; Wood manufacturing; Material behaviour; Active bending; Growth patterns; Feedback simulation; Simulation; Natural growth processes; Networked systems