RC18 - Fab & Media Urbanism, led by Enriqueta Llabres and Zachery Fluker at the Bartlett in UCL, provides an opportunity for urban hacking, specifically, how to bridge across mass customisation of user products to pursue a collective project. The students applied Wallacei as part of RC_18’s research agenda, tackling high density urbanisation through tower clusters within London’s East-End Docklands. Click the social links on the right to learn more about RC18!
MSSM Associates, an internationally award winning architecture practice, applied Wallacei in the conceptual phase for their competition entry for the Kuwait Fund for Advanced Sciences Headquarters and Conference Center. The design team generated a population of 1,000 design solutions that were iteratively optimised for views, solar gain, ground floor entrances, floor area and density. Through Wallacei, MSSM and the Wallacei team selected 10 solutions for further analysis and development, through which one solution was selected and presented.
The Emergent Technologies and Design program (EmTech), directed by Dr. Michael Weinstock with Studio Master Dr. Elif Erdine, at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, focuses on the dynamics of complex systems of the natural world, together with an identification of the operative spatial and temporal scales of their phenomena and their critical thresholds. The students applied Wallacei as part of EmTech’s research agenda to investigate and evolve given tower primitives towards a set of objectives derived from distinct environmental and geographical contexts through applications of evolutionary computation. Click the social links on the right to learn more about the EmTech Program!
The Architectural Association Visiting School in Osaka aimed at bridging the gap between traditional Japanese construction carpentry methods and new age digital tools for the design and construction of a Pagoda Tower located in the Takenaka Carpentry Museum in the city of Kobe, Japan. The visiting school, which saw the participation of students from all over the world, used advanced digital tools, including Wallacei, to generate design variations of different Pagoda structures that optimise for different fitness objectives; through which structural and environmental plugins such as Ladybug and Karamba were used as part of Wallacei's optimisation process. The workshop lasted 12 days and introduced students to the different features and functions of the Wallacei software. Click on the social links provided to learn more about the Osaka visiting school!