Symbiotic Urban Growth is an automated urbanization protocol that uses the natural context of a site to obtain land...
OBJECTIVESTo produce a system that will work with input program by computing its components’ position, orientation, size and inter-relationships within an envelope (task domain), and thus to get the most suited/efficient combination for existing conditions.
GH definition is useful when you have an initial building envelope and a rather detailed program developed with environmental/area requirements per each program component (say, you know the area that it needs to occupy, should it be in a noisy part of a building or not, how much solar access you need for this space, wind-wise etc). Then you run several analyses for this envelope outside of GH (like ECOTECT, Wind/CFD software etc) and reference these spreadsheets in the GH document. Then you set up your requirements for each program components. Then you run the solver and it starts computing a bunch of appropriate solutions for your requirements and gives you the diagnostics (how much it suites in percentage your “perfect” setting scenario) – then voila – you have a number of solutions with diagnostics for each so you can go ahead and discuss on the one that you will proceed with…