CITA Multiscale Modeling Seminar 31.05.2013 – Copenhagen
Advancements in architecture – particularly the emergence of engineered materials and the associated challenge of specifying material locally to meet global performance requirements – are posing new multi-scalar questions for the design and simulation process. Traditionally, architecture’s tools for modeling and representation have considered only single scales: we now need to better understand how simulations can link generative computational models, structural analysis and material specifications to geometric and performative design goals, at the scales of structure, element and material.
Our aim for this seminar is gain a deeper understanding of the practices and considerations that underlie multiscale modeling. Recognising that knowledge about multiscale methods is distributed across multiple fields, and also developed around distinct practices, the seminar seeks to share approaches and perspectives, to discover areas of overlap, and to gain useful insights from the disciplines around us. The purpose in bringing together perspectives from architecture, biology, economics, material science and coastal engineering, is to initiate the identification and discussion of concepts that might helpfully inform a multi-scale modeling approach within architecture.
Jos Stam – Autodesk, CA
Azam Khan – Autodesk, CA
Jan Mulder – Deltares, NL
Wiebe de Boer – Deltares, NL
Eric Winsberg – University of South Florida, US
Thorbjørn Knudsen – Strategic Organization Design Unit, University of Southern Denmark, DK
Massimo Warglien – Strategic Organization Design Unit, University of Southern Denmark, DK
Daniel Büning – UDK-Berlin, DR