The Architecture of Emergence: The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation
As a concept, Emergence has captured the zeitgeist, embodying the pervasive cultural interest in genetics and biological sciences. In the sciences, Emergence is an explanation of how natural systems have evolved and maintained themselves, andÂ it has alsoÂ been applied to artificial intelligence, information systems, economics and climate studies. The potential of the mathematics of Emergence that underlie the complex systems of nature is now being realised by engineers and architects for the production of complex architectural forms and effects, in advanced manufacturing of âsmartâ materials and processes, and in the innovative designs of active structures and responsive environments.
- The first book to provide a detailed exploration of the architectural and engineering consequences of this paradigm, and aÂ detailed analysis of geometries, processes and systems to be incorporated into new methods of working.
- Sets out a new model of âMetabolismâ that uses natural systems and processes as a model far beyond the minimising environmental strategies of âsustainabilityâ.