Mu-Tonics: in search of mutable tectonics
Ong, Lorraine Grace G.
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In search of mutable tectonics is a research investigation linking principles found in natural systems, investigated by various fields in biology, physics, and mathematics, in the creation of a design methodology in Architecture. Specifically the report looks into natural system with packing and stacking strategies like bone formation, foam or soap bubbles, and sphere packing. Rules and physical observations of the natural are carried forward in the development of a topological language, through digital investigations, which define relationships between variations in spatial configurations and structural members. What we hope to achieve here is that by studying natural systems already realized in the natural world a more adaptive system of design between form, structure and space is immediately established; resulting in the discovery of emergent spaces which intrinsically conveys an emergent structural system and vise versa. The outcome is the creation of an adaptive networked process in the design formulation in Architecture.