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SYSTEM LOGIC

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METHODOLOGY

PROGRAM AND OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION

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Vertical structures have Their design is often rapidly evolved to define calibrated to urban forces Dubai skyline over the last and building technologies. two decades. Their sheer A representative of scale, visual prominence, urbanity, of density and and symbolic potential have of modernity, vertical rendered them a speculative structures present a unique enterprise, economically, challenge to architects technologically and and architecture. However InFORMed Verticality was in the development of architecturally. Despite the emergence of the new an advanced Grasshopper differentiated complex their close relationship verticality was at large workshop aimed to systems of vertical to other building confined to modernist style explore ‘data embodiment structures; starting with typologies, vertical of repetitive vertical strategies’ to inform the a simple formation and structures have created stack of floors, thus generation of vertical moving into more complex a provocative and unique producing undifferentiated, digital morphologies ones. The aim was to teach range of urban spaces; unrelated, retro style through the integration of participants algorithmic a speculative terrain vertical structures that specific set of conditions design methodologies of vertical extension. dominate Dubai skyline. and rules. We explored data through the integration processing methodologies of of selected information self-organizing processes and data articulation to generate digital to generate spatial and systems using advanced mesh architectural vertical modeling techniques and formations. assessed their application


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The five-day workshop program was designed to introduce participants to the principles of selforganizing systems and The first three days response to the selected advanced were spent exploring growth techniques and iso-meshing the tools and working on applied force-fields. On techniques selected techniques of the third day, participants tailored self-organizing systems were also introduced to the generation of such as Cellular Automata to the techniques and new typologies of voxelization [Conway’s methodologies to prepare vertical structures. The Game of Life], and Boids their model for the 3d program also introduced manipulations for vertical Printer. Gh/Rhino files participants to techniques growth system.  The learned were set with the relevant and methodologies of 3d techniques were then parameters to be ready printing. On the last day, applied to develop rulefor 3d printing. The the workshop concluded based growth system of workshop also explored the with the generation of vertical structures. potential and limitations 3d printed models of each Systems differentiations of the current 3d printing group.  have been achieved in technology.


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Non-linear iterative processes are new ways of integrating computation in the design process. They suggest a possibility of playing out a whole range of iterative negotiations in the process of establishing a design system that allows a completely different hierarchy of design decisions to emerge.

The workshop had a managing loops structure, prerequisite that and developing data participants should driven system behaviour. already posses basic The aim was to introduce grasshopper knowledge. participants to multiple Therefore the tutoring techniques to develop ruleprogram kick-started with based growth systems with a advanced exercises on lists variety of design outcomes. manipulations and data Participants learned how tree management to build to develop complex systems up on their beginners’ from the manipulation level with more complex of certain parameters or techniques. The first the iteration of a simple three days were spent rule. In the morning of the learning the fundamentals fourth day, participants of working with advanced formed three groups; each mesh manipulation group selected a particular techniques and iterative design concept that they system in grasshopper and will explore and develop establishing logic of over the next two days. definitions, building and


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The workshop technical tutorials included: __ Lists & Data Tree: management, Rhinoceros 5 and manipulation, and visualization. Grasshopper (GH) were __ Mesh creation, subdivision, and used as the main software manipulation. platform, along with few __ Vertical structure Mesh manipulation other GH plugins mainly with attractors. Anemone (loops generation), __ Anemone, Introduction to loops and Weaverbird (mesh editing, iterative system. subdivision, mesh __ Advanced exercise: Self Organizing transformation), Meshedit, system: Conway’s Game of Life. Boids, Heteroptera, __ Advanced exercise: Boids Behaviour, TTToolbox, GHPython, and Isosurfacing, Agent-based algorithms for Plankton. vertical growth system.


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In the morning of the fourth day, participants have been divided into three groups to develop their own concept. The design intent was guided away from the production of a single outcome, with a deeper focus on the process of generation and exploration.

Each group explored the behavior of their model by generating different iterations of their concept. Each iteration As these non-linear was based on a combination iterative growth of certain parameters. processes are behavioral By trying different at their core, they combinations of parameters, allow information to participants generated organize into a coherent multiple iterations for the system able to produce growth behavior of their heterogeneous spatial model. Throughout these outcomes of increasing iterations, participants complexity from simple studied the effect of sets of basic rules. This each parameter, or each systematic variety expanded combination, in the overall the design space; moving growth of the system. away from the repetitive stack of orthogonal floors of the modernist scheme towards new potential forms of correlation between behavior-based spatial systems and vertical growth.


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Generate Target Points (Tower Floors) Define BOID`s Pathways

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BOID`s Behaviour Rules

Define New Target Points in the Next Floor

Vector Definition

Move BOIDS to New Position

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Generate Seed Pattern by Mirroring the Grid (creating

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Check Each Cell in Seed Pattern and decide according to CA Rules

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Spatial Structure of Alive Cells Spatial Structure of Death Cells


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Exploration Studies CELLULAR AUTOMATA


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GROUP MEMBERS Ibrahim Ibrahim Yasser Maktabi Xin Peng Wang


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Exploration Studies BOIDS


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Exploration Studies CELLULAR AUTOMATA

GROUP MEMBERS Alya Al-Hashim Farah Al Amin


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Low Adhesion Value

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GROUP MEMBERS Jalal Semaan Mohammad ElSabagh


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All Participants Farah Al Amin Alya Abdul Sattar Yaqoob Al-Hashim Amna Omran Alowais Mohammad Elsabbagh Ibrahim Ahmad Ibrahim

Marta Krivosheek Agata Kurzela Yasser Maktabi Jalal Semaan Nada Waleed Xin Peng Wang

Tutors Zayad Motlib - d-NAT Andrea Graziano - Co-de-iT member & co-founder


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CREDITS Report prepared in collaboration with Zayad Motlib, Marta Krivosheek & Andrea Graziano Edited by Zayad Motlib Graphics by Marta Krivosheek


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