Urban aggregator – the discrete battle between aggregation systems for meaningful urban spaces

Online Workshop

Lately there is a big fuss about aggregate systems and their usage in architecture and planning.
We will put several discrete aggregation systems to an architectural challenge one against another for an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses they provide given a standardised architectural or urban design task. The point is not to determine the ultimate best method, as that cannot be evaluated so easily and often it is personal/biased.
We are going to limit the selection to 3 systems: Cellular Automata (CA), Wave Function Collapse (WFC) and Graph-Grammar Aggregations (GGA). These systems would be put in a sandbox scenario to see their unique properties and characteristics. That could involve various spatial Organisation problems regarding large-scale urban design but also floor plan layouts.

Workshop Authors: Zvonko Vugreshek

Technical University in Berlin

Authors Biography: Zvonko is an Architect and computational designer currently based in Germany.  He is currently involved in teaching at the Technical University in Berlin and has been involved as a research assistant at the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus. In both cases staying within the fields of computational design, digital fabrication and optimisation of planning and construction processes. He has worked in offices in Germany and Denmark, most notable being 3XN in Copenhagen, doing optimisation and fabrication of large projects. His interest lies in creating solutions for optimised and feasible designs considering the environmental, economic and social factors unique to the site and local requirements. In general, he is interested on the entire design-to-production process. He has been involved in many workshops, webinars and lectures aiming to popularize the use of computational design, digital fabrication and machine learning.

Workshop Duration: 3 hours

7. September (Tuesday) Afternoon Session