I am interested in exploring the potential of computation and parametric tools within architecture and urban planning, in particular generative design / genetic algorithms. I will certainly be exploring this more in the future, possibly venturing into machine learning as well.
My final thesis project 'The Forge' is set in the asteroid belt, and proposes an architectural solution to designing in space through specific module design, as well as determining their potential spatial configurations. We attempted to resolve both 'building' and 'urban' scale problems by formulating an adaptive aggregated system based on complex rules of connectivity, proximity, accessibility, and walkability. We approached the project with a systems design methodology, combining generative processes with the use of primitive AI solvers (Brute Force algorithms), allowing us first to generate over 1000 iterations of various aggregations, and then find the highest performing of these aggregations based on our metricised goals in an optimisation process.