This video documents the processes and techniques used to model, fabricate and test the design of a parametric tower project for a 4th year architecture unit at UTAS (DS7 AT2 2011).
The project revolves around the concept of ethology, or 'behavioral relations' between human collectives and urban matter. The tower is based on performance-oriented form finding, through data visualisation and parametric associations, being overlaid with architectural programs. The aim here was to show how design using experimental digital techniques such as parametric design and viral morphology, associated with actual material fabrication, has the capacity to prohibit or encourage feelings of environmental attachment and responsibility, crucial to the living out of an ecological citizenship.
Our project took this environmental responsibility a step further by integrating the parametrics and environmentally friendly practices with the building technology aspects of the design.
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