Isomorphic city: A customizable future scenario

Susannah Dickinson, David Gonzalez, Kyle Szostek

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Abstract

This project shows a future city design/research project for an existing city in the desert southwest of the United States of America. The project, Isomorphic City, set in the year 2087 develops a truly customizable and ever-adapting computational approach to the built environment. The project was shaped by environmental criteria and social media. Part of the challenge was to design digital methodologies that could simulate this scenario in as live a way as possible, incorporating real-time, live data into the equation. Form was the result of inputted parameters verses the making of form in an object-like fashion. Going from a rule based way of simulating the complex urban condition to a more human agent-based approach based on collective intelligence and social behaviour patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOpen Systems - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2013
Pages735-738
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Open Systems, CAADRIA 2013 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: May 15 2013May 18 2013

Publication series

NameOpen Systems - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2013

Other

Other18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Open Systems, CAADRIA 2013
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/15/135/18/13

Keywords

  • Collective intelligence
  • E-topias
  • Live data
  • Parametric urban design
  • Programmable matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Cite this

Dickinson, S., Gonzalez, D., & Szostek, K. (2013). Isomorphic city: A customizable future scenario. In Open Systems - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2013 (pp. 735-738). (Open Systems - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2013).