Adaptive Fa[CA]de

While is often assumed that adaptation to a complex set of phenomena requires a complex control mechanism, Adaptive Fa[CA]de suggests a simpler control mechanism in terms of independent units, yet more contextual to its environment. Rather than being a constantly moving structure which would waste energy and lead to potential breakdown, the façade is trained to anticipate its own future behaviour and therefore move less to adapt. To achieve the above, the inherent structural and performative characteristics of CA are used as means to obtain optimum light levels to the interior of the building.

Author: Sean Hanna
Author: Marileena Skavara

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Year: 2011

Christos Sakellariou

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Natural systems provide unique examples of computation in a form very different from contemporary computer architectures. Biology demonstrates capabilities such as adaptation, self-repair and self-organisation that are increasingly desirable for our technology. 

Primary Supervisor: Peter J. Bentley

Industry Sponsor: Toumaz Technology Ltd

Hardware and Design | Systematic computation architecture