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MORPHOGENESIS: BUILDING AS A NATIVE PLANT

by COSBITT, NICOLE

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This investigation consists of the interpretation of a site’s existing natural forces with the intention of yielding architectural form. The objective is to create a series of buildings whose presence on the site is natural, formed by the site forces and existing as part of the environment. Emergence is the concept that defines the generation of all natural elements and allows for adaptation and creates the ability to maintain maximum performance in a given environment. Emergent elements are formed by multiple causes resulting in a sum greater than its individual parts. The implementation of emergent design in architecture creates buildings that exist as part of, not an addition to, an environment and functions as part of the ecosystem in which it exists. Buildings generated through use of this concept not only include programmatic requirements, but all the natural forces of the site.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:morphogenesis morphogenetic design emergence emergent

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Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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