Manuel Delanda

18 January 2010 – One of my favourite lectures, Manuel DeLand's talking about Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture - no Powerpoint just an hour long rant without any cues.

CAD 50 years ago

19 December 2009 – A brief look at the birth of CAD. Ivan Sutherland's 1962 Sketchpad was the first interactive CAD system, which laid the groundwork for much of what we do today, fifty years later.

A-periodic tiling in architecture

14 December 2009 – How a-periodic tiles (identical tiles that join to make a pattern that never repeats) can be used in architecture.

Graphemes by Sawapan

8 December 2009 – Graphemes is this weird tool that allows the manipulation of a spring based topology while it seeks equilibrium in real time.

Genetic Staircase by Caliper Studio

2 December 2009 – A look at one of my favourite projects, Caliper Studio's Genetic Staircase. In this project they use a genetic algorithm to optimise the a truss that forms the stringers of the stairs.



13 November 2009 – Code to recreate Pablo Carranza's ArchiKludge. A project that uses genetic algorithms to layout rooms.

Evolving Digital Morphogenesis by Means of Biology and Computer Science

12 November 2009 – My undergraduate thesis. In it I demonstrate how a Pareto-optimal collection of designs can be developed and explored by designers harnessing genetic algorithms.

Beginning programming

5 November 2009 – A suggestion for how to start programming using Processing.

Three essential books

1 November 2009 – A brief review of three important computational books: An Evolutionary Architecture; Algorithmic Architecture; and Tooling.