Adapt-r

Protocols for Systemic Formats

Anna Pla Catala

The research focuses on adaptive digital design methods to generate prototypical instances within productive ecosystems able to perform at various scales from urban to 1:1.
Architecture has become a networked,responsive environment placing behavioral and material performance questions in a central position.Taking a pragmatist as well as a materialist approach,hybrid techniques explore relationships between highly speculative domains and standard production within decentralized and made-to-order manufacturing models.
Aim:To move beyond deterministic mechanical interpretations of digital engines based on optimization logics,in order to reach a critical use that contributes to a new epistemology by introducing effect and redundancy as productive values within the material organization.