Monday’s meeting

We are interested, then, in everything from the intelligent application of traditional techniques to advanced digital processes in which digital fabrication entails the use of computers not only as design tools but also as tools for self-production.” IAAC Website

Focusing on the high-tech portion of the brief we are considering a flexible building skeleton
that can be initiated by the user and adapt and transform over time. Environmental cues and user behavior would determine the size, shape, and performance of the structure. As the structure optimizes itself in relation to the climate it has been situated in, and in relation to the movements of the inhabitants, data would stream to the Internet. This information would compile into a database that records top-performing building shapes and sizes and further optimizes existing and future structures.

Secondary ideas about initial shape of structure
1. With Biomorph land from Out of Control in mind, the user would be presented with an
initial selection of nine structure types. The user would select preferred  aesthetics and eventually
arrive at a unique structure. This selected structure would form on site through digital control of
the flexible skeleton and then continue to optimize over time.
2. A second idea that could potentially be incorporated into the first would be to allow users to
select structures from a catalog of known architectural  forms.  Villa Savoye, Bachelor House,
whatever. The house would then optimize over time and destroy the original form. Nanobot
paint was under discussion for the implementation of this idea.

We have decided to allot another week or two to research before we begin to model anything. The IAAC website implies a preference for low-tech solutions in some places (encourage individuals all over the world to build houses with the means available locally). We might consider revising this initial proposal. And at any rate we still need a clearer idea.

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7 Comments on “Monday’s meeting”

  1. SY
    July 12, 2007 at 7:35 pm #

    way to go- it looks great- lets get the posts going-
    can we add posts or just comments?????

  2. jasonpierce
    July 12, 2007 at 9:56 pm #

    My page shows a New Post button @ the top of the page. Don’t know if this is for admin only or available to all. If not available to all will need to change.

    Someone else needs to try to create new post.

  3. jonbailey
    July 12, 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    Good job on site — ill post later what ive been working on once ive heard back from a few people.

  4. jonbailey
    July 13, 2007 at 10:24 pm #

    is your GC working?? we’re going to need that i believe… not sure if mine still works – wont let me make a point…

  5. Jason
    July 14, 2007 at 8:53 am #

    Mine is still working. We are going to need it unless we just want to fake results (which is an option i guess)

  6. dylan
    July 16, 2007 at 7:56 pm #

    Nice work Jason on sitting this up its pretty dope.

  7. jonbailey
    July 16, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    hey when is the next meeting? i thought it was tonight but i never heard anything — let me know…

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