ITcon Vol. 17, pg. 239-257, http://www.itcon.org/2012/15

A Trans-Disciplinary Program for Biomimetic Computing and Architectural Design

submitted:July 2012
published:September 2012
editor(s):Bhzad Sidawi and Neveen Hamza
authors:Sebastian von Mammen, PhD
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Email address: s.vonmammen@gmail.com

Joshua M. Taron
Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS)
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Email address: jmtaron@ucalgary.ca
summary:In this article, we present the conceptual foundation and selected studio works of two iterations ofour trans-disciplinary university course program that integrates biomimetic computing and architectural designfor graduate students in Architecture. In particular, we first present the motivation behind and theimplementation details of a basic framework for self-organizing multi-agent computer simulations. Second, wehighlight its conceptual presentation to the students as well as its appropriation by the students throughexamples of the studentsÂ’ programmatic and material implementations in architectural design projects.
keywords:Biomimetic Design, Genertative Design, Computational Swarms, Multi-agent Systems, Selforganization
full text: (PDF file, 1.476 MB)
citation:von Mammen S, Taron J M (2012). A Trans-Disciplinary Program for Biomimetic Computing and Architectural Design, ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue CAAD and innovation, pg. 239-257, http://www.itcon.org/2012/15