Harmanescu, Mihaela, 2011, Responsive architecture through urban planning and landscape architecture and design, in: Voyatzaki M., Spiridonidis C., ‘Rethinking the Human in Technology- Driven Architecture’, ENHSA-EEAE/ Charis Ltd, Thessaloniki, Greece
- Author : Harmanescu, Mihaela
- Year : 2011
- English Title : Responsive architecture through urban planning and landscape architecture and design
- Published in Book : Rethinking the Human in Technology- Driven Architecture
- Pages : 277-292
- Abstract in English : In the last years of urban planning and landscape design practice, new digital technologies have evolved from being simply representational tools invested in the depiction of existing models of urban space to becoming significant performative machines that have transformed the ways in which we both conceive and configure space and material. These tools for design, simulation, and fabrication, have enabled the emergence of new digital diagrams and parametric landscapes—often emulating genetic and iterative dynamic evolutionary processes—that are not only radically changing the ways in which we integrate disparate types of information into the design process, but are also significantly altering the methodological strategies that we use for design, fabrication and planning. In a systemic theoretical context, this tools describes the unexpected appearance of novel features of a system, features which either enrich the respective system or transform it into a new one.
Base on this, in our Faculty of Urbanism the current models of space produce by our students are far more continuous, variant and complex, is specifically a result of the tools we are using to produce them, an inevitable by product of the ever-expanding capacities of digital computation and related fabrication technologies as these intersect with theoretical trajectories that lo