Recursive Assemblies

Tuesday June 1, 2010 , All Day
Recursive Assemblies

Computation, as a systems logic has gained a level of accessibility to designers in recent years offering them a generative model for iterative and data driven design processes. Recursive Assemblies explores this logic through the creation of design analysis and solution models locating intention and execution at the level of protocols rather than as instances. These digital assemblies utilize a parametric framework to incorporate computation into the design process, designing and testing parametric generative models. Parametric models are scripted and rely on relationships rather than only geometry to define an object or space. Parametric models allow designers to incorporate data to generate multiple intelligent solutions. Through a semester long collaborative project, students from the School of Architecture and Department of Computer Science developed a data-driven design project that produced recursive solutions to simple architectural, spatial, organizational, or formal problems. By combining the expertise of these two disciplines, the class produced innovative design solutions, but more importantly, new frameworks for design to operate within.

Recursive Assemblies seminar, Spring 2010
Assistant Professor Michael Leighton Beaman
Kevin Johnson, CJ MacQuarrie, Nirav Savjani, Diana Su