Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they’re buildable — and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form.
Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form.
“[There are] unseen objects that await us, if we as architects begin to think about designing not the object, but a process to generate objects.” (Michael Hansmeyer)
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