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Genesis of new forms and understanding of modern Architecture.


Time in modern world is going really fast. Everyday we can observe new inventions in
technologies, mathematics, chemical, physics, etc.With all of it we can go deeper in understanding of live around.
On one hand it makes live easier, on other hand more complex.

We can look on it from point of  constructing and engineering.  Modern tools can help us to produce more
light and strong structures, safe money and time. Like parametric design which typically refer to biotectonics.
We can find different, great solutions how to produce something from world around (nature), especially in macro world.
It is a difficult goal, because when you want to use this kind of data, you should spent lot of time in details and calculations.
This implies considerable amount of knowledge, but finally it could be great result.
Architects and engineers of nowadays can use all power of mathematics in theirs work. For example a geodesic structure
of British Museum in London by Norman Foster + partners. It was a really specific goal how to cover roof space of quiet old building
and develop courtyard inside. Because of the shape of rooftop it was really difficult to use classic methods of hyperboloid structures.
But they solved this problem by deep mathematician calculations, that helped to build completely light and modern form.

Anyway humanity goes straight forward to future and it would not be a place for old expensive, costly on money and materials
ways of building. For it we should genesis new forms and new types of understanding  Architecture.



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Modelling behavioral oscillations

BIG Little Denmark project, which attempted to map sociological behavior by simplifying it to the data points of monetary consumption

In DeLanda’s review of Deleuze, one of his primary summaries is that oscillating behaviors form the patterns of actualization behind molecular, biological, and socio-technic structures. If accurate, then this base principle could be used to build virtual models of such processes, and to generate new models based on the same patterns of organization.

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editing the urban encyclopedia

Sin título-1Of the critical proponents of emergent intelligence outlined by Thompson in ‘Emergence: the connected lives if ants, brains, cities and software’, the notion of useful ignorance is the most puzzling. It poses that an ignorance of the global order is critical for maintaining an efficient interaction and exchange of information between subordinate parts of the system. For example, a single neuron’s awareness of the behavior of the brain removes it from the scale at which it can develop local knowledge through interaction with its peers, and the system experiences an overall decrease in operating potential. This can be analogously compared to urban life, where street level interactions yield the highest productivity in terms of exchanging information with new parties and expanding the overall knowledge of the system itself.

Though the existence of swarm intelligence and the emergence of complex intelligent systems is supported through research at many scales, certain questions arise when thinking about implementation at the scale of our cities. Does a knowledge of the existence of emergence as a social phenomenon play into our societal structure? If so, who are the actors in implementing this knowledge? How is it implemented? How do we overcome the paradox of implementing strategies which will strengthen the phenomenologics of swarm intelligence within our societal structure while curbing the development of a top-down state where knowledge of the systems overall operations are reserved only for those who are in the know?

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Genesis of Form


                                           PATTERNS IN NATURE

image link : taken on 05/12/13

In the essay by Manuel De landa is talking about the “GENESIS OF A FORM”. He doesn’t agree with the western philosophy that conceives matter as inert element forms that comes from the outside and not from the inside. There are two important factors that help create a form in nature which are Mathematics and Thermodynamics.

Deleuze differentiates form into two categories the first is the “strata” and the “self-consistent aggregates”. The Strata being the “trees” and self- consistent aggregates being the “rhizomes”. Both of these result in isomorphic actual forms, but the one has to do with the fusion of homogeneous elements while the other explains the unification of heterogeneous elements. De landa is also explaining how a form emerges from organizational structure of biological, molecular as well all the socio economic environments.

Deleuze was hugely influenced by mathematics and physics and use these to understand and decompose the virtual form as well as use it as a tool to help in actualization of the virtual. The example he uses for the real and virtual is the DNA, the DNA of the embryo is virtual because it has a lot of potential and real is the embryo that is created along with the external influences.

The Form that is created in nature can be seen growing in many different yet morphological patterns. These patterns repeat, coexists, vary and transform in various life forms. Digital logics deals with parametric, swarm technology etc and with the help of digital tools we can simplify these patterns and understand them. I would like to study more about the patterns in nature and research about it and how it can help in Form evolution of a project.


This is a link to  a video done by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux showing how mathematics and diagram go hand in hand .

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” —Bertrand Russell

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 Mug  &  Donut

Mug & Donut

Thompson is a “genius”  descriptive and analytical , Biology + Mathematics = on growth and form , in a context where the theory of evolution was overrated and had no mathematical or physical basis, a formal and structural analysis that led to the morphogenesis and put it in the line of scientific and artistic time known to this day. Read More »

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