Towards Controlling Differentiation for Enhancing Architectural Design: Morphogenetic Computational Design for Nonstandard Geometries
The present paper discusses through the pattern formation and organization of flat ornaments applied into nonstandard geometries, a series of strategies that negotiate between morphogenetic processes and topological structures, the integration of aesthetical control where differentiation is a means for pattern formation in architectural design. The case studies presented here explore the relationship between the logics of natural forms with strategies based in computational algorithmic design. This ongoing founded research project discusses the pattern formation of 4D flat structures, which based on the control of morphogenetic processes may consequently produce differentiation. Aside from the latter, the emerging components should approximate the desired complex curvature of a surface; moreover the approach becomes significant when the formed pattern evolves into flat ornaments by controlling the esthetical output of the ornament and the component’s differentiation throughout a nonstandard geometry.
||Morphogenetic Computational Design Design Strategies, Ornamental Structure, Controlled Differentiation, Optimization, Flat Ornaments, Algorithmic Design
Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.617-628.
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Scientific researcher, Institute for Architecture and Media, Technical University TUGraz, Graz, Austria
Emmanuel Ruffo was born in Mexico City. He is the founder of
Rethinking Architecture and Rethinking Academic Series. He
is an architect, educator and a scientific researcher
focused on advanced architectural geometry and on
computational evolutionary design methods at the Graz
University of Technology in Austria. Currently he is a
lecturer on “Digital Processes and Embodied Design” and on
“Morphogenetic Computational Design”. He holds the “Best
Presentation Prize” from CAAD Futures Conference held in
Liege Belgium, the 10 Young Architects Award by TIME CNN in
Mexico, ARPAfil 1st Place Award and is part of the Vitro
MUVI permanent collection. He is a scientific advisor at the
International CAAD Futures, CAADRIA and SiGraDi Conference.
Formerly he led the Digital Technologies and Environmental
Design Coordination at the School of Architecture Anahuac,
in Mexico City. He co-founded the Laboratory for Digital
Fabrication. He also has collaborated with Mangera Yvars LLP
Architects in London UK; M Fuksas D in Rome, Italy; Cloud 9
and Hybrid_A Studio in Barcelona and with MAD in Beijing
China. His research, projects and articles have been
published in newspapers, magazines, books and on
international exhibitions. He has delivered lectures and
public presentations in America, Asia and Europe.
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