Lamella Flock

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    The research project Lamella Flock questions how tectonic systems are usually formed and proposes self-organization as a means for future design. Lamella Flock investigates the possibility of designing as well as physically producing free-form interlinked structures based on multiple and circular dependencies. The research takes its point of departure in the intersection between traditional wood craft, computer science, and a digital non-standardized production. Through computation and methods of self-organization the project investigates the structural abilities of the wooden Zollinger system; a structural lamella system distributed as a woven pattern of interconnected beams. By introducing an understanding of these beam elements as autonomous entities with sensory-motor behaviour the geometrically rigid Zollinger system is transformed into structures describing free-form surfaces. By implementing dynamic processes, Finite Element Calculation, material and production constraints, and real-time interactive modelling in a hybrid environment Lamella Flock explores how to design and build with such a system. Hereby the agent system negotiates between design intent, tectonic needs, and production while creating a direct link between the speculative and its materialization.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Architectural Geometry 2010
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationWien
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Publication date2010
    ISBN (Print)978-3-7091-0308-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventAdvances in Architectural Geometry 2010 - Wien, Austria
    Duration: 18 Sep 2010 → …


    ConferenceAdvances in Architectural Geometry 2010
    Period18/09/2010 → …

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