WF presented on Arch Film Fest in Krakow

12 10 2009

Last Friday WF’s Michal Piasecki talked about the implications of computational design for architectural practices on the last day of the architectural movies festival “Arch Film Fest” in Krakow Poland. First the notion of parametrization of forms, which allows the designer to move away from creating fixed geometry towards working on hierarchies of elements was discussed. Later the potential of optimization through natural selection in genetic algorithms was mentioned by presentation of two case studies:

– sun exposure optimization by Fred Labbe

– STL microstructure optimization by Sean Hanna and dr. Siavash H. Mahdavi

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The possibility of augmenting the designer in the process of solving ill-defined problems via artificial intelligence closed the talk.

Many thanks to sztuka-architektury.pl for the invitation.