Agent-based Design Workshop

Embodied Nature

Embodies Nature:

TYPOLOGY: JK Studio, HanKyung University, 2011

Director: Junkyung Kim

Tutor: Soomeen Hahm

 

This unit developed their research under the topic of “Embodied Nature” exploring solutions for structural organization through research into behavioural and aggregation patterns inspired by natural systems.. In nature, we can often observe interesting forms which are the results of multiple rules of interaction. They are usually forming nonlinear geometry, with structural, spatial and other necessary qualities. Thisworkshop was aiming to find a nature-inspired architectural system by thinking about structural elements as agents which are able to optimise and seek for their best location by calculating neighbour information.

 

Students started off by studying the natural system, later simulating them using Java coding – in order to understand the underlining rules of complex formation – and finally extracting the rules into their architectural design. During this short 9 days, students, per team, looked into single or series of natural formation rules in agent based way of thinking; extracted and listed out the basic principles and behavioural rules; used Processing/Java simulations in order to evaluate, understand, play and master the basic principle of that natural formation; and more over, modify, simplify, add or combine multiple rules to create customized rules in order to translate the useful aspect of the generative logic into architectural or structural terms.

 

Another important interest of this workshop was the relationship between form and structure.The workshop forced students to think about the fabrication in the same time when they think about the spatial formation. Students designed a pavilion using the system that they created as a final exercise. In total 3 teams of students created unique and interesting pavilion or landscape design for their campus site, based on flocking behaviour, local growth logic and physical behaviour.

 

 

Growing Coral

 

Prot-ocean, 2011

PROGRAM: Pavillion design exercise, studying behaviour from sea creature

TYPOLOGY: JK Studio, HanKyung University, 2011

Director: Junkyung Kim

Tutor: Soomeen Hahm

Students:

TaeHee Kim

JaYoung Park

HeeMin Lee