Bio-Synthetic Wall Systems Visualization

December 16, 2008 - 10:00am
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Architecture is becoming progressively more aware of the vast benefits that biomimetics can yield particularly in the development of ecologically sensitive systems. Yet, the emerging incorporation of bionics into architecture is differing largely to that within the sciences by centering almost exclusively in form (geometrical pattern) generation. This presentation analyzes an alternative rising biomimetic material research methodology in design - matter-form parametrics- a design praxis that explores bio-physical properties’ data integration through scripting. Expansive exposure to imaging and data processing that reveals ever more unseen phenomena will increase the understanding of material-structure intricate interdependencies across scales. These advances in the formulation of computational grammar can significantly amplify performative simulation of architectural material systems . Specific study of the incorporation of broad-scalar imaging into the formulation of parametric design inquiries in the development of material systems will be discussed through a bio-synthetic polymer wall system SugarWall developed by Gensler+Gutierrez. For more information about this seminar, please contact: JoAnne Lambert 510.486.4835, or send e-mail to

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