Material System: - a design approach

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Henrik Rubæk Mortensen
  • Mads Brath Jensen
4. term, Architecture & Design (Master Programme)
Dealing with the process of evolutionary development and growth, natural morphogenesis generates systems where processes of formation and materialization are always inherently and inseparably related. Obtaining their complex form and organization from the interaction between material capacities and external environmental influences and forces, natural morphogenesis derives polymorphic systems without differing between the generation of form and the processes of materialization. Based on an understanding of these evolutionary processes this project implements an approach that, by utilizing the logics of computational morphogenesis, integrates material characteristics, geometrical behavior, and manufacturing constraints, into a computational framework so as to pursue new designs through the system’s intrinsic performative capacities. Taking such an approach to architectural design the project has sought to promote the understanding of form, material and structure as interrelated elements of a complex and parametric system capable of responding to environmental inputs.
Publication date2008
Number of pages105
Publishing institutionArkitektur & Design
ID: 14426866