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adaptive[skins]_V4.0 Teaser


Teaser for adaptive[skins]_V4.0 by rat[LAB], at MAK Center Los Angeles, California, USA

Video Copyrights: rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology
Designers: Sushant Verma & Pradeep Devadass
Music Copyrights: Eagles Of Death Metal – Miss Alissa

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West Facade Test – 3 Strut Tensegrity System – Optimization

The digital test is run for a West facing facade.

Location: New Delhi

Date: 21st June 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Fitness Criteria – Max. Exposure on the inner surface (passing through the porous system) + Max. Angle of Incidence (on each face)

Digital Simulation of a 3 Strut Tensegrity System

Digital Simulation of a system made of 3 strut tensegrity component systems, with actuators attached to individual components, leading to a collective and emergent behaviour. The optimization is lead by parameters of exposure (light entering the system) and angle of incidence (of each face on the surface), and fitness criteria are variable.

Tools used –

1. Genetic Algorithm created using Python Scripting and Grasshopper.

2. Kangaroo-Physics Engine in GH for Rhino

3. Galapagos – Evolutionary Solver in GH for Rhino