Data-Driven Architectural Design to Production and Operation

Henriette Bier, Sina Mostafavi


Data-driven architectural production and operation explored within Hyperbody rely heavily on system thinking implying that all parts of a system are to be understood in relation to each other. These relations are established bi-directionally so that data-driven architecture is not only produced (designed and fabricated) by digital means but also incorporates digital, sensing-actuating mechanisms that enable real-time interaction between (natural or artificial) environments and users. Data-driven architectural production and operation exploit, in this context, the generative potential of process-oriented approaches wherein interactions between (human and non-human) agents and their (virtual and physical) environments have emergent properties that enable proliferation of hybrid architectural systems and ecologies.


Data-driven Design; Generative Systems; Design Information Modeling; Emergent Design Processes

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