DRL Phase 2

Tutor: Alisa Andrasek
Team: Gabriel Morales-Olivares [ The World ] Bryan Oknyansky
[ USA ] Alejandro Mieses [ Puerto Rico ]

How can principles from natural processes or biological systems
transform the performance of the fabric of architecture from a
low-res, energy consumption, component assembly model, into a
high-res entropy rising modulation through a self-assembled prototypical
organisation of matter?
Architecture's homogenising protocols were characterised by a
need for absolute control and a model of standardised production
that unreciprocally consumes all sorts of energy, even under the
pretense of sustainability. Redefining control in design as modulation
and taking advantage of smaller, cheaper, mass-customisation
modes of assembly, the fabric of architecture can be re-appropriated
with a heterogeneous protocol addressing the new social
demand for entropy rising systems.
The EPIC prototype is a robust and resilient coded interface that
modulates environmental data and host conditions for the purpose
of implementing a composite fibre-deposition material system
that is capable of responding to local conditions over time and
changing phases to be assembled into prototypical architectural
elements that satisfy programmatic needs as well as environmental
demands for an energy-producing architecture.