Manufacturing Simplexities explore both new and traditional manufacturing technologies in conjunction with algorithmic thinking.
With its illustrious history in architecture and performance-oriented design Tehran offers the ideal platform to investigate novel ways of manufacturing performative structures. Throughout its history Iran has conceived innovative approaches to resolving problems associated with manufacturing. We will look at how these methods could be combined with new design approaches in a way that challenges conventional strategies.
Algorithmic design will be combined with traditional and available manufacturing techniques to develop performative structures. An algorithm develops complexity through the use of repetition. Simple rules will form the basic ingredients of our systems, which will have the ability to adapt to the specific environmental conditions of Tehran. To determine their performative capacity systems will be tested through 1:1 prototyping. This process will allow students to fine-tune their design strategies in relation to a specific method of manufacturing. Constant testing and analysis will be fed back into the overall strategy to drive the evolution of each individual system. This will create an iterative process more commonly associated with natural systems than with architecture.
Status: School Project
Location: University of Tehran