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Do fundamental research on dynamic architecture

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Mission

The goal of this quest is to do research on an architecture capable of adaptation and growth. More precisely: Can we formulate rules in such a way that a building can grow and develop similarly to an organic structure? During this quest we want to discover these rules and describe a dynamic architecture with following attributes.


- allows for flexible facility management,
- is sufficiently simple that it can be implemented,
- aesthetic criteria are taken into account,
- can incorporate new regulations, e.g. with regard to sustainability, and
- can be the subject to a political discourse.

The Quest Team will be working closely with Dr. Dandolo Flumini. See here for more info.

Background

Nowadays buildings are static structures. Once built, their underlying functional ideas and aesthetic perceptions remain formative throughout the building's lifetime (the architecture of the 1970s is now partly unusable and requires extensive renovation and conversion, which is neither economically nor ecologically optimal). Equally important: the legal framework conditions that apply during the planning phase can change. A modular energetic refurbishment is not advisable for a static building, but for dynamic architecture this can be done by replacing individual modules.

Sought After Skills

  • civil engineer skills
  • architect skills
  • environmental skills
  • research skills
  • data science kills

Reward

The team members will be invited to International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation, where they can present their research.

See here for more info.

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Prof. Dr. Rudolf M. Füchslin

ZHAW

Professor of Applied Complex Systems Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Quest Details
Quest HQ:
Winterthur
Quest Period:
Mar 1, 2020
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Sep 1, 2020
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