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Keywords:

  • Eli Allen, Cellular Rhythms_Protoblock_Cities, New Ecologies_Spring09, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2009;
  • Kevin Hirth;
  • Vera Shur, Rhizomic Gradient;
  • computational techniques;
  • Norbert Wiener;
  • Jeong Jun, Systemic Block;
  • cybernetic models;
  • ‘urban block’;
  • Anna Pla Catala_Architects, Grid-Block, Barcelona, 2009;
  • scripting and parametric software;
  • recurrent loops

Abstract

Despite computation's wholescale adoption for the generation of complex geometries, the application of computer code has remained relatively undeveloped in an environmental context. Anna Pla Catalá discusses the use of computation in relation to ecological systems and how it might be applied within projects with a complex set of urban components. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.