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Des #algorithmes pour l’inimaginable : interview avec Michael Hansmeyer | #architecture

Des #algorithmes pour l’inimaginable : interview avec Michael Hansmeyer | #architecture | The urban.NET | Scoop.it

Via Dominique Cardon
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Michael Hansmeyer est un architecte post-moderniste qui utilise les techniques algorithmiques appliquées à l’architecture, explore l’art génératif et le logiciel CAO pour mener à bien des projets complexes de construction. Titulaire d’un MBA obtenu à l’INSEAD, et d’un Masters en Architecture (MA) de l’Université de Columbia, il travaille actuellement au sein du Groupe CAAD au département architecture d’ETH, à Zürich. Bien connu pour son Subdivided Columns – A New Order (2010): des colonnes symétriques d’une grande complexité, créées par des prototypes fabriqués à partir d’outils en acier utilisés pour façonner une façade en plastique ABS, vouée à être exposée en extérieur et à être porteuse. Son dernier projet, Digital Grotesque (2013), utilise des algorithmes pour créer des formes qui apparaissent tant synthétiques qu’organiques. AMA a eu la chance de rencontrer Michael Hansmeyer, l’architecte nous présentant sa vision de l’architecture contemporaine.

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A Science of #Cities I #complexity

A Science of #Cities I #complexity | The urban.NET | Scoop.it

"In this book, I suggest that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, we must understand flows, and to understand flows, we must understand networks—the relations between objects that comprise the system of the city. Drawing on the complexity sciences, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science, and urban geography, , I introduce theories and methods that reveal the deep structure of how cities function. (...)" Michael Batty


Via NESS, Complexity Digest, Spaceweaver
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“Michael Batty has followed a career that has made him the prime interpreter of urban modeling in all its forms. Now his remarkable work has become the foundation of a new science of urban flows and networks that uses big data and sharp theory as tools to dig deep into how and what cities are, and how they can be designed in better ways. This is the book that sets the benchmark that all others will have to follow.” —Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

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mtmeme's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:31 PM

If put into the global Internet of complexity, understanding the workings of cities could let us see how local shifts influence the global conditions, and vice versa.