Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems
(Supervisors: George Jeronimidis, Michael Weinstock, Patrik Schumacher)
“Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems” aims to propose a new systematic design approach towards the re-creation of an architectural typology which has relatively kept a stable organizational structure and formal language since the end of the 19th century, the tower. It is argued that the tower needs to respond to its current environment by changing from a closed building typology of repetitive floor plates towards a heterogeneous, differentiated open system that can adapt to the changing conditions within and around it. This argument is supported by focusing on the principles certain biological analogies to propose computationally generated self-organizing systems for the tower typology, with the aim of achieving an integrated model for its subsystems that can coherently adapt to their context. The research posits new forms of design knowledge by conducting a design methodology that is set between architecture, biology, and computation.
Elif Erdine is an architect and researcher. She has been working at Zaha Hadid Architects since March 2006. She is the Programme Director of AA DLAB Visiting School and AA Istanbul Visiting School.
She has received her B.Arch. from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2003, with high honors, and Master of Architecture & Urbanism degree from the AA in 2006 with Project Distinction. She is a registered architect in Turkey.