CG research proposal “Parametric design methods applied to the production of sustainable architecture” has been selected by the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission in Rome and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington DC to be funded within the Research Scholar program for the academic year 2012-2013. CG will spend a period of 6 months in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture (Troy, NY) to develop a prototype of an architectural parametric system, enhanced by an electronic intelligence to perform environmentally sustainable behaviours.
Extract from the research abstract.
Based on the extensive use of advanced parametric design tools, rapid prototyping techniques, electronic hacks, and chemical labs, this research is committed to investigate strategies for developing a parametric design method addressed to sustainable architecture. In particular, it’s focusing on conceiving architectural organisms as populations of intelligent components challenging formalistic, functional, and fitness issues. On the one hand this research brings to the analysis of large-scale population methods based on complex parametric organisations. On the other hand, the small-scale focus is on the individually intelligent component to be used in larger scale populations.