Summer school in collaboration with the AA Visiting Schools. The goal of this workshop was to analyze the use of algorithms as a problem-solving device integrated into the design development process. A set of agents were programmed with growth behaviors and rules in order to become computational design engines subsequently used to design and digitally grow series of architectural systems. A feedback loop system between the input parameters (design decisions and environmental conditions), computational systems and the structural parameters was also implemented. The aim was to engineer specific design scenarios using digital technologies, digital design pedagogy and full-scale digital fabrication strategies – not by using predetermined design patterns, but by creating a tool for making instant and real-time design decisions during the growth process. Special attention was paid to the negotiation between the designer and algorithms.
Andrei Gheorghe, Students