Elasticity and Networks: Computing BioMatters
Can buildings behave more like organisms in their built environments? This talk will present ongoing trans-disciplinary research and applied projects spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, electrical and systems engineering, and architecture. Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Collaborations between architects and scientists offer up venues for productive exchange in design while revealing powerful models for visualizing and simulating the dynamics of form in context. The material world that this type of research interrogates reveals examples of nonlinear fabrication and self-assembly at the surface, and at a deeper structural level. In parallel, this work offers up novel possibilities that question and redefine architecture within the greater scope of generative design and fabrication.
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