From natural to alien, from glossy to messy and from continuous to discrete: this lecture will speculate about computational design strategies for radical heterogeneity
lecture: Gilles RETSIN (SoftKill Design), “Alien, Messy, and Discrete: Computational Heterogeneity.”
6.00 p.m. / Room EB.2.43
University of East-London
London, United Kingdom E16 2RD
The Alien, the Messy and the Discrete will be identified as intrinsic properties of the recent shift in architectural theory from the field back to the object. What are the fundamental relationships between heterogeneity, computation and object-oriented thinking? In contrast to the biological paradigm which views architecture as an organic whole, this lecture will propose architecture as a high-resolution assemblage of discrete objects, giving rise to extreme heterogeneity and information-density.
Gilles Retsin is a London based architect holding a Masters in Architecture + Urbanism (Dist) from the Architectural Association School of Architecture Design Research Laboratory. Working on a range of scales, his practice tries to develop new insights into the core of multiple creative territories, operating on the intersections between design, computation and theory. He also co-founded SoftKill Design, a collective design studio investigating generative design methodologies for additive manufacturing and 3-D printing. He teaches design and computation studios at UCL, the Bartlett school of Architecture and at the University of East-London.