"Pattern Formation: Nature's Spontaneous Architecture" http://vimeo.com/51749698 was a Philip Ball's lecture at the Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012 (AAG). AAG is a symposium presenting theoretical works and practices linked to new geometrical development applicable to architecture. This symposium aims to gather the diverse components of the contemporary architectural tendencies which push the building envelope towards free form and respond to the multiple current design challenges with a renewed mathematical rigor. http://aag12.architecturalgeometry.at/


Philip Ball is a freelance science writer. He worked previously at Nature for over 20 years, first as an editor for physical sciences and then as a Consultant Editor. He is the author of several popular books on science, including works on the nature of water, pattern formation in the natural world, colour in art, and the science of social and political philosophy. He has delivered lectures to scientific and general audiences at venues ranging from the V&A Museum to the NASA Ames Research Center and the London School of Economics. http://www.philipball.co.uk/


All lectures at AAG 2012 can be found here:

1. Engineering - Jan Knippers: Biomimetic strategies for an elastic architecture


2. Architecture - Philip Ball: Pattern Formation


3. Geometric Computing - Pierre Alliez: Robust Geometry Processing


4. Case Study - Chuck Hoberman: Building structures that change themselves


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