Emergent articulation field
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.