1. The view from space, need for acceleration, environmental and social imperatives, computer as an agent for acceleration, the voice of the citizen and user, participation, empowering tools self-build and self-design, intelligent buildings, Groningen experiment and citizen interaction, need for autonomy and flexibility, interaction and tangible thinking, Autotectonics and the evolutionary analogy.

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  2. Ecologically responsible design, building performance, the model from nature, autonomy, evolution and development, architectural DNA, architecture as an artificial life form. Conclusions: Alternative approaches, the integrated model, the autotectonic process, new attitudes, new forms of design education.

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  3. Problems and inefficiency with the present commission/design/construction process, inefficiency computerizing the wrong part of the process, environmental performance, off site fabrication, problems with kit of parts mentality mass customization, virtual prototyping, robotic assembly, responsive structures, active design tools.

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  4. Past failures of CAD and dangers of uncritical approach, active rather than passive computing, globalised and co-operative tools, generative and evolutionary techniques, cellular automat and genetic algorithms, mapping and representation, cybernetics and systems theory, post-digital environment.

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  5. Ecologically responsible design, building performance, the model from nature, autonomy, evolution and development, architectural DNA, architecture as an artificial life form. Conclusions: Alternative approaches, the integrated model, the autotectonic process, new attitudes, new forms of design education.

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Accelerating Architecture: The Art and Science of Autotectonics

John Frazer

The environmental and social imperatives for a self-organizing architecture

New roles for the Citizen, the Architect, Construction, the Computer and the Environment

Autotectonics is the art and science of designing and creating self-generating,…


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The environmental and social imperatives for a self-organizing architecture

New roles for the Citizen, the Architect, Construction, the Computer and the Environment

Autotectonics is the art and science of designing and creating self-generating, self-organizing and self-sustaining systems interacting and evolving with the users in conjunction with the natural forces of the environment and enabled by massive computer power and artificial intelligence.

Credits:
Lectures by John Frazer
Video recordings directed and edited by Alison McCloskey.
Lecture series organized by Samantha Hardingham of the Invisible University.

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