Generative Architecture, 2021

Generative Installation

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Generative Architecture is a real-time simulation that produces an endless series of buildings that arise in virtual space. Each structure is generated by a system that encodes dominant architectural styles within the Vancouver and Victoria regions. Although individual buildings are unique, en masse they produce an overwhelming wall of homogenous development. The centralized algorithm of Generative Architecture produces sharp geometric features rendered with discrete logic, reflecting the mechanistic impulses of industrial society. Pristine towers structured with concrete, metal and glass foreground a turbulent sky, evoking a familiar yet daunting experience of urban existence. Although Generative Architecture is specifically created to reflect the local context of gentrification, this work may also express impacts of modern development in cities across the world.

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