Biological Computation @ eCAADe

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August 14 2013

From the eCAADE website: Since long, a building no longer simply serves to shelter human activity from the natural environment. It must not just defy natural forces, carry its own weight, its occupants and their possessions, it should also functionally facilitate its occupants’ activities, be aesthetically pleasing, be economical in building and maintenance costs, provide temperature, humidity, lighting and acoustical comfort, be sustainable with respect to material, energy and other resources, and so forth. Considering all these performance aspects in building design is far from straightforward and their integration into the design process further increases complexity, interdisciplinarity and the need for computational support. One of the roles of computation in planning and design is the measurement and prediction of the performances of buildings and cities, where performance denotes the ability of buildings and cities to meet various technical and non-technical requirements (physical as well as psychological) placed upon them by owners, users and society at large. The theme of this conference is the role of computation in the consideration of performance in planning and design. 

Jared Laucks will represent the Mediated Matter group at eCAADe by presenting a recent paper entitled: Biological Computation for Digital Design & Fabrication.

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