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Ntopios

 

Growth of a House

The competition brief asked for a free form design which can be built using the cellular fabrication system developed by Branch Technology. Instead of designing a geometry which can be built using the technology, we are suggesting to incorporate a logic of formation into the robotically constructed lattice system.

We are proposing Ntopios, the application of a cellular growth algorithm which computationally develops the final geometry of the Branch Technology lattice. The algorithm starts with a small amount of lattice cells which are programmed to divide and proliferate similar to the cells of living organisms. This proliferation of cells leads to a larger accumulation of the lattice tissue which forms the geometry of the house.

 

Project Credits

Architects: Orproject & ATLV
Client: Branch Technology