Emergent articulation field

Collaboration - programming : arch. Lukas Kurilla FA CTU Prague | ETH Zurich

The main purpose of this research is to introduce and verify selected advanced computational methodologies operating with agent-oriented approach that are applicable within the framework of emergent urban design strategies in early stages of zoning processes. The aim is to demonstrate that speculative matter of the phenomenon of emergence in terms of design thought driven by computational models can also be applicable within real existing urban conditions. The proposed model is a part of Peter Buš's PhD thesis "Emergence in Urban Environments" at the FACTU in Prague under Associate Prof. Henri Achten's supervision at the MOLAB Cabinet of Architectural Modeling. The agent-based model does not represent a model of the reality as we know. It is rather an instrumental platform for architects which explores the potentials of the emergent bottom-up approaches based on spatial relations between urban units, agents and urban networks within the city environment. The result is a speculative image of the urban district South City in Prague and does not establish one proper design solution. Emergence paradigm offers dozens, even hundreds of urban spatial solutions. In that manner an urban space can be configured based on adaptive spatial conditions. The model has a strong potential to become a generative tool for exploring the rapid urban growth, heterogeneity and urban graininess in the high-dense urban areas. The research concentrates on developing an analytical and generative tool for architects in early phases of urban design and synthetizes accumulated computational advancements based on the agent-oriented approach.

Emergence in Urban Environments

PhD Thesis

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Tokyo Pop Culture Lab

Honorable Mention Award

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Tokyo Pop Culture Lab

Early Conceptual Models

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Altar wall "Flames of Holy Spirit" Brno

"Do not quench the Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5,19

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Iterative Protocols

Processing sketches exploring the iterative and coded rules-based behavior of the emerging animated custom brushes.

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Pheromonics design strategies

Natural behavior of the artificial living creatures can be reflected and embeded into the computational models used in urban speculations in order to discover and explore emergent phenomena and potentials of selected urban dynamics.

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Synthetic landscapes

Artificial landscapes emerged from disruptive processes which can be observed in computational models whilst the potential of their spatial organization and surface character can be understood as a novel type of pattern and tectonics of the future cities.

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Emergent articulation field

Speculative urban formations.

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Symbiosis

Test of user defined and controlled behavior of the moving agent-based system in order to disturb the spring elements in the field. Can two diferent systems live in mutual symbiosis?

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CHURCH OF HOLY SPIRIT BRNO

Jesus said to them,Have you never read in the Scriptures:The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this,and it is marvelous in our eyes? Matthew 21:42

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Hylacka-Vetrovy tower

Tower as a significant symbol in the countryside of Vetrovy, fully respects natural characteristics of the environment and whole scenery-practically melts into it.

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Disruptive Eco-logics

Observation of disruptive natural processes in computational models.

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Architectural and Urban Design

Selected architectural and Urban design projects.

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