This is a radical design experiment!

exploring evolutionary design strategies for smart city design.

What if our city was growing in direct relationship with the people using it? How would that change our relation to architecture and each other? would we act more responsible?

What if we could vote for new innovations and functions directly in the streets, would we than care more?

This project was a further development of the classic experiment block world by Nicholas Negroponte. The project used movement patterns from a gerbil colony as a medium to track occupancy, while participants in the exhibition could use a smartphone to suggest and vote for new programs to be installed into the model. The model then successfully combined 3d scanning with a simulation that would self-organize into new optimized paths infrastructures, suggesting new voids for the next placement of interventions, which again would alter the occupancy patterns and behaviors of the gerbils – this would make an experimental adaptive “home” for the gerbils that would be built according to their us and the ideas and dreams form the spectators.

Besides being exhibited at Media Architecture Biennale, it was also presented at the 2015 IASS conference in Amsterdam.

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