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.