User-generated Form

The 21st century is the age of an open and self-organised society. The internet allows us to follow our own demands or interests and share or collaborate more freely in communities. We, as users, create the content of our future. Spatial form is not excluded and can be generated by its users, too!

User-generated Form

Content
The beginning of our journey: Users define their demands via a website...

User-generated Form

Content
...generating the basic form of their home.

User-generated Form

Content
An algorithm assists in finding the optimal location within the neighbourhood.

User-generated Form

Content
The result is a consequence of combined analogoue and digital design.

User-generated Form

Content
Community
Our social structure correlates with the built environment.

User-generated Form

Content
Community
It could inform building processes.

User-generated Form

Content
Community
The physical manifestation would be a built social network.

User-generated Form

Content
Community
Collaboration
Different methods like gaming can be applied to engage all generations.
Project: 20,000 Blocks by
Digital Design Unit of TU Darmstadt

Spatial Communication

Our society is based on the assumption, that experts can decide for others. Nowadays this is challenged though and we do not feel represented in the decision-making. The open-source culture in comparison shows how communities can be involved. Experts should visualise their knowledge to interact with others and make decisions together.

Spatial Communication

Interaction
More intuitive and interactive interfaces can assist collaboration and planning.

Spatial Communication

Interaction
Feedback
Getting fast feedback on important information can speed up the design process.

Spatial Communication

Interaction
Feedback
Visualisation
Visualisations help users to understand spatial compositions.

Advanced Processes

Algorithms take over many of our daily tasks reducing lots of complexity for us. They need careful attention, but used in the right way, even architecture can become a simple task for non-experts. Handling data optimally can speed-up design-decisions, construction processes and assist communication between different stakeholders.

Advanced Processes

Data Processing
We need to ask the right questions and process the necessary information to answer them.

Advanced Processes

Data Processing
Information Exchange
A smart setup of information helps...

Advanced Processes

Data Processing
Information Exchange
...to connect different professions.

Advanced Processes

Data Processing
Information Exchange
Optimisation
By iterating fast through many solutions...

Advanced Processes

Data Processing
Information Exchange
Optimisation
...the optimal outcome can be achieved.