Architecture – Building Unimaginable Shapes

 

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)

(text and video from ted.com)

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