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Towards an Intelligent Architecture: Creating Adaptive Building Systems for Inhabitation

Wit, Andrew John;


Existing typologies of emergency housing rely heavily on conventional designs, materials and labor-intensive construction methodologies, which in post-disaster environments place large amounts of strain on the surrounding communities, material manufacturers and finan- cial systems. With ever more unpredictable environmental conditions, should our new housing prototypes not also have the ability to simultaneously adapt to rapidly changing environmental conditions? This paper investigates the potential of developing a new typology of rapidly deployable emergency housing prototypes through the creation of a system which relies on embedded design intelligence, advanced fabrication and adaptable systems, rather than attempting to make existing building systems smarter.


Palavras-chave: Adaptable, Housing, Skin, Robotics, Pneumatic,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0065

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Wit, Andrew John; "Towards an Intelligent Architecture: Creating Adaptive Building Systems for Inhabitation", p. 328-332 . In: Proceedings of the XVIII Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics: Design in Freedom [=Blucher Design Proceedings, v.1, n.8]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-sigradi2014-0065

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