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parametric design, architecture and art

“Looking at emergent phenomena in nature, don’t you think (traditional) design itself is against nature?”

This question arises from the presentation DESIGNING SPACE FOR EMERGENCE IS AN EMERGENCY in which we were exploring relations between design and emergent phenomena. Computational designer and researcher Andrea Graziano pointed out that we should rather think that “nature is the best designer ever” and suggested two inspiring mini-talks that I am sharing with you today. They both come from the website NextNature, a network that explores the changing relation between people, nature and technology. NEXTNATURE is asking a very simple question: “What is nature?”.

For example, do you think the image above is a photo of birds murmuring or a drawing generated by grasshopper or any other parametric design tool? Does a different kind of nature, created/designed by humans, exist?

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Complexity
Photo: “Complexity” de Tim Haynes (flickr)
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Une des raisons principales pour lesquelles ce blog s’appelle complexitys est que nous croyons dans la complexité comme une valeur ajoutée qui caractérise l’epoque contemporaine. L’experience développée dans notre profession de designers nous fait voir dans la complexité une voie possible pour la solution des problèmes liés à l’architecture et, plus en generale, à tout ce qui est relatif au dessin de nos espaces de vie et des objets qui nous entourent.

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Photo: Eponge Euplectella, “Une architecture en bio silice” | Source: siratus-alabaster.over-blog.com

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Gaëtan nous a signalé le documentaire Biomimétisme – Naturellement génial ! 2 – Construire efficacement diffusé par ARTE dont nous partageons ci-dessous un extrait de 3 minutes qui vaut vraiment la peine de voir (tout les extraits vidéo ici)

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photo credit: Anna Lee
license: BY-NC-ND 2.0

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We’ve found via @digitag this interesting article on WIRED SCIENCE about the Alan Turing’s work on patterns in nature.

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Daylight - a hotel scenario for the future

Here is a video of an experimental project by Philips for what somebody have called “Ambient Window”.

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