Generated Lamella

Martin Tamke, Jacob Riiber, Hauke Jungjohann

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    The hierarchical organization of information is dominant in the setup of tectonic structures. In order to overcome the inherent limitations of these systems, self-organization is proposed as a means for future design. The paper exemplifies this within the research project “Lamella Flock”. The research takes its point of departure in the structural abilities of the wooden Zollinger system: a traditional structural lamella system distributed as a woven pattern of interconnected beams. Where the original system has a very limited set of achievable geometries our research introduces an understanding of beam elements as autonomous entities with sensorymotor behaviour. By this means freeform structures can be achieved Through computation and methods of self-organization, the project investigates how to design and build with a system based on multiple and circular dependencies. Hereby the agent system negotiates between design intent, tectonic needs, and production. The project demonstrates how real-time interactive modeling can be hybridized with agent–based design strategies and how this environment can be linked to physical production. The use of knowledge embedded into the system as well as the flow of information between dynamic processes, Finite Element Calculation and machinery was key for
    inking the speculative with the physical.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLIFE in: formation. On responsive information and variations in architecture : Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA
    Number of pages8
    Publication date2010
    ISBN (Print)9781450734714
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventACADIA 2010 - New York, United States
    Duration: 21 Oct 201024 Oct 2010


    ConferenceACADIA 2010
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew York

    Artistic research

    • No
    • ACADIA 2010

      Martin Tamke (Speaker)

      24 Oct 2010

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event Organisation and participation in conference

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