Living in Future Cities – IAAC Exhibition at the MUHBA Oliva Artés Barcelona – IAAC

Can we program the spaces we inhabit to act as living organisms that respond to our emotions and our needs? Can self sufficient homes be constructed with the help of digital fabrication, augmented reality or autonomous robots?

Is it possible to use digital interfaces and augmented reality as tools to ensure public participation when defining our cities?

The exhibition Living in Future Cities is a product of work developed by the international architectural researchers of IAAC. The work examines issues of the near future and proposes a series of solutions in the era of experience, where technology can aid us to positively define the spaces and cities we live, grow and thrive in.

Fonte: Living in Future Cities – IAAC Exhibition at the MUHBA Oliva Artés Barcelona – IAAC

The Fifteen Fundamental Properties of Wholeness | The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.

The Fifteen Fundamental Properties of Wholeness The degree of life which appears in a thing depends upon the life of its component centers and their density. Following are fifteen structural features which Christopher Alexander has identified as appearing again and again in things which have life. Together, these fifteen properties identify the character of living systems. They are the principal ways in which centers can be strengthened by other centers. They are not independent, but rather rely on and reinforce each other. Things which are more whole, which exhibit more life, will have these fifteen properties to a strong degree. Conversely, the things in this world which are most lifeless will have these properties to the least degree.

Fonte: The Fifteen Fundamental Properties of Wholeness | The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.