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id 2006_298
authors Ireland, Tim
year 2006
title Form follows function: Activity defines function, gesticulates space
source Communicating Space(s) [24th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-5-9] Volos (Greece) 6-9 September 2006, pp. 298-301
summary The foremost principle of this work is that the base level of architectonic form is spatial, and that the array of activities relative to the practice of habitation and their associational parameters to each other determine spatial boundaries, which might be uncovered, to define form. The array of activities, which define a particular ‘mode’ of habitation, will vary according to particular functions therefore defining building types. This might also be extended to the individual, in the case of an apartment or house in that the personal activities of an individual might be utilized to define custom form. Therefore defining a place of habitation, which reflects the individual qualities of that individual and responds to their personal mode of living, character and spatial requirements. Computationally I suppose space defined through an array of activities represented in 3D, and that the topology of activities defined geometrically through the application of an array of self-organizing activity maps for the morphology of space, to define form, relative to user/activity associations and context.
keywords Emergence; SOM’s; Activities; Space
series eCAADe
email tim.ireland@uk.aedas.com
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