DRL Phase 2

D - L A M _ T O W E R

Tutors: Patrik Schumacher & Christos Passas & Mirco Becker
Team: Giulia Conti [ Italy ] Danhy Huang Shigang
[ China ] Peter Lin Zhihong [ China ] Lorenzo Vianello
[ Italy ]

Fluid, dynamic and extremely flexible, D-Lam// is a prototypical
proposal for high-rise architecture.
It explores a family of self-organised systems in which inner intelligence,
lightweight and adaptability are pursued by the mean of a
lamellar organisation, based on the laws of growth under stress and
emergent behaviours, responding to the environmental stimuli.
Inspired by the fascinating process of delamination in nature,
D-Lam// is an urban organism with a genetic code that informs its
growth through a continuous flow of force, matter and information,
providing an anisotropic body of lamellae which challenges
the standardised differentiation between material, structure and
performance, leading to a number of speculations on how to reconfigure
the idea of skeleton and subsystems.
The lamellar paradigm represents a novel approach towards achieving
complex spatial and program organisations with a simple set of
rules. The agent-based genetic code and its continuous feedback
provide the tool for generating highly differentiated architectural
and urban scenarios.