Michael Hansmeyer: Out of order (October 7, 2015)

Michael Hansmeyer prefers to characterize his generative design work as procedural rather than parametric. He describes a series of domes developed through eigenvectors, and the Subdivided Columns project (2010), and the design and fabrication of the Digital Grotesque project (2013), with Benjamin Dillenburger for the FRAC Centre. Noting the terrifying freedom of architects who no longer face any practical computing limits, Hansmeyer stresses the need to hybridize processes. He ends with a variation on Louis I. Kahn‘s question to the brick, asking “What would a computational particle want to be?”

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