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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

A simulation generated by a script considered an evolution from the ideas of Weak Urbanism more particularly "No-Stop City" by Andrea Branzi and Archizoom.

Here the symbolic representation Archizoom illustrated through the use of a typewriter creating the figurative basis for No-Stop City is built upon through the use of a recursive computational logic. With a series of subdivisions placed upon a field of data, levels of relativity are gained based on scale. Archizooms proposal was for the integration of both energy harvesting as well as food harvesting as a simultaneous integration into the “urban fabric”. Here a cluster of growth shifts across the field based on the weak infrastructural forces at play. The urban inhabitation is represented by a polygon shape typology. The growth of this urban inhabitation rules for a larger more complicated polygonal symbolic reference. Adjacent to the urban inhabitation location areas are defined as being cultivated land of which is in immediate use. Specific type of cultivation and vegetative use is relative to the amount of urban inhabitation within their parenting border. The area surrounding the more definitive points is considered land area rollover, or area which would be considered agrarian land though not harvested at the time be it land for herding and/or grazing.

The cumulative growth is here depicted on two scales, one being more relative to the urban inhabitation and the harvested agrarian land while the other on a smaller more intensive communal growth pattern.

This project was developed with colleague Nay Soe while in the "Landscapism" seminar at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln under professor Jeff Day.

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