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Adaptable architecture : a computational exploration into responsive design systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Terry W. Knight. en_US Zulas, Alejandro, 1976- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2005-09-06T21:23:58Z 2005-09-06T21:23:58Z 2004 en_US 2004 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62). en_US
dc.description.abstract Based on the fact that architecture is, among other things, the crystallization of a mediation among design intentions (function), meaning and contextual constraints (performance), we as designers are obligated to produce morphologically flexible & adaptive design solutions; both during the design process and as a final outcome. In that sense this thesis is an open ended exploration of embedding rational adaptability to object design through computational tools. This thesis will speculate on the advantages of thinking architecture in terms of "adaptation" in an action-reaction fashion, evolving from the seed idea of "motion" in architecture but rather pushing and exploring the potential of digitally designed responsive buildings and the dissection of its methodological approach. Empirically, it will look into some of nature's responsive designs, arguing that buildings can be conceptualized as adaptable living organisms. It will also analyze the role of computational tools and programming languages as meaningful mediums that help designers to better understand, set-up, define and re-define design problems. It will argue that more than an automated provider of an endless number of design solution computers can work as a systematic tool, making us more conscious during the design process. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Alejandro Zulas. en_US
dc.format.extent 62 p. en_US
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dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.requires Computer optical disk contains thesis in .pdf format and files in Java code, Rhinoscript and CATIA files. en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Adaptable architecture : a computational exploration into responsive design systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 56781426 en_US

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