Living Systems, Living Environments


Abstract (Summary)
This thesis explores complex dynamic systems on the practice of architectural design. In contemporary science, physics and philosophy, the study of systems allows us to describe the highly refined and robust actions of massively complex networks including the human body, social environments, and the natural world in general - it is the study of the simple working together to become the complex. Translating this to architecture, shifting paradigms of space, along with new technological advances affords us the ability to seamlessly weave inherently complex physical and social components into the built environment. The job of the architect thus shifts from articulating a singular form to the facilitation of dynamic connections within indeterminate forms. The goal is to seek the conditions of systemic space in architecture to design a building that lives as a system within itself, but also as a component within the living system of the city.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:living system environment cell algorithm mixed use high rise responsive


Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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