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Sunday, November 3, 2013 to Friday, November 8, 2013
Kas Oosterhuis, Professor of Architectural Design, Director of Hyperbody (TU Delft) and Director of the architectural firm ONL, will present a public lecture on “ACTOR NETWORKS”. Prof Kas Oosterhuis is a guest of the Faculty as part of the UTS Distinguished Visiting Scholar program
We radicalize the concept.
The radical concept contains precise data and is described in a few lines of script. We establish a point cloud first. The point cloud of reference points forms our personal universe. Then we draft simple rules. Simple rules are the drivers of the reference points to communicate with their immediate neighbors.
We internalize swarm logic.
The flock of nodal points behave bottom-up to become the members of the swarm of building com-ponents, thus constituting the actor network. Our signature design strategy is based on our unique concept of Powerlines. Powerlines inform and spatially organize top-down a selection of nodes to shape the feature lines of the swarm. Scripting procedures and powerlines together conceive the complex adaptive system.
Our buildings are considered input output devices.
We shape the building body. The input output processing takes the shape of a building body with a consistent body plan. In this dynamic design process we exchange data bilaterally. The members of the swarm of design experts exchange only those data that are crucial for mutual under-standing. There is no leader in the swarm, all experts are co-designers being responsible for decisions identified as their own field of expertise.