A process where performance drives the physical design
Paper in proceedings, 2013

This paper investigates the consequences of information flowing from the material of architecture towards the virtual models of architecture. The consequential feedback-loop, results in processes with similarities to form finding experiments made during 1960ies where form was derived using the principle of entropy between material and natural forces in interaction. In contrast to known form finding experiments, this paper will discuss how embedded computational systems might guide a novel form and performance finding process, utilizing sensory devices capable of measuring architectural parameters. This paper will investigate the distinction between ‘embedded sensors’ and ‘external sensors’ and outline some intrinsic differences between the two strategies. The paper will also describe unconventional sensor strategies, utilized by the computational systems, needed in order to navigate the emanating environment where pre-calibration is not possible.

sensor chaining

Sensors

Embedded

performance

chaining

computation

Author

Stig Anton Nielsen

Chalmers, Architecture

Rethinking Prototyping

Vol. 2013 662-

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Architecture

Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Materials Science

ISBN

978-3-89462-243-5

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10/8/2017