Karl Chu- Genetic Architecture

“Metaxy is Chu’s architectural practice at the cutting-edge of the creation & implementation of new concepts for architecture and design based on the genetic paradigm. The studio deploys computation as a generative engine to arrive at the construction of possible worlds of architecture that are imaginative, surreal & enigmatic. As such, architecture is conceived as a generic construct situated within the emerging concept of the global brain: sublimation of collective intelligence through architectural form. In addition to solving architectural problems, the primary focus of the studio is directed toward the architecture of the Real: a phenomenology of affects invoked through artistic modulation of the underlying logic of form, both in terms of its intrinsic & extrinsic properties and relations. Karl Chu first conceived the contemporary notion of genetic architecture – a farreaching idea that transcends its biological origins. Genetics is thought of as an extension of the philosophical concept of genesis channeled through the medium of computation: deployment of logical systems for the propagation & mutation of hereditary information involved in the architectural design process. Chu is a professor of architecture at Pratt Institute. Chu has taught, lectured, published and exhibited his work internationally.”-YouTube / TEDx

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3 Comments on “Karl Chu- Genetic Architecture”

  1. jelle
    January 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    its well known that john frazer’s evolutionary architecture [1] introduced the genetic paradigm. no small oversight mind you.

    [1] http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/publications/ea/intro.html

  2. January 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    agreed. i have also read this text [frazer-evolutionary architecture].


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