Informal settlement, Mass customization, Adaptation, algorithm, ownership, self organizing, procedural generation, dependent system, emergence, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, Individualism
Utilizing a typological understanding of the spatial conditions of informal settlements to help suggest how interventions will affect conditions is the goal. Understanding the beneficial aspects of communal space created as well as the nature of adaptability within the settlement provides architects with a better understanding of where and how they might intervene. Simulating the conditions of an informal settlement digitally would help to better understand the individualistic agency involved in their creation. Modeling the inter-relational actions between neighboring entities within the system allows for the system to be understood more complexly than before. Designers would be able to add this tool to their repertoire in order to broaden the scope with which they operate on informal settlements.
Anderson-Nelson, Benjamin, "Algorithmic Settlements" (2015). Architecture Thesis Prep. 283.
Syracuse School of Architecture 2015
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