The study is part of my PhD project entitled 'Environmental Tectonics'. It investigates interdependencies between the environment and the articulation of an envelope structure from a developed method and model, which is based on evolutionary computation. Commonly, such generative processes are search deterministic, but a module has been applied to the genetic algorithm allowing direct modification of the variables defining the fitness function description. These in-progress modifiable variables are determinant for the perceived thermal comfort, (equations developed by Ole Fanger) and thus the method has the capacity to search new formations based on new environmental and human input factors by the designer.

The video shows part of the research work and specifically the aesthetic dimensions of the work related to the thermal, visual and tactile aspects of the project.

Foged, I.W. (2013) Architectural Thermal Forms II: Brick Envelope. CAAD Futures 2013 International Conference Proceedings. Springer Verlag.

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