Emergent density

Year 2007
Location Vienna, Austria
Typology Urban design
Scale 32 ha
Status Workshop
Author Miha Volgemut

I started digital model with high-genus entity and continued to investigate the behaviour through the same set of terms (topology, extensive/intensive and stratification). I am preserving the topology - the volume and the number of holes are fixed - extensive parameters. Intensive forces create the field dynamics - peaks in the middle deform the grid and create diversity of holes - emergent density in the centre of the field. In correspondence to urban conditions extensive parameters are proximity, height, depth... of building tissue. Intensive forces create the urban field - high rises in the middle deform the grid and create large public spaces.