Learning from Generative Design System in the 60’s Case Study of Agricultural City Project by Kisho Kurokawa

Maki Kasahara, Kiwa Matsushita, Akihiro Mizutani

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Abstract

The concept of generative design in Architecture and Urbanism can be found in the 60's before the wide availability of computer technology. This paper decodes one of the urban projects by Metabolist in 1960, which was intended to be a generative system applicable to other sites and evolves over time. Through our analysis, we de-code the formulation process, and verified our hypothesis by re-coding into the program using the software, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. We found that the determinate factors rule more at the macro level of the project, but the parameters are set by taking the local conditions into account. At the micro level, the system leaves more freedom to accommodate various needs, reflecting the philosophy of the Metabolists. The investigation on this historical predecessor can provide useful insights for parameter settings in future generative system design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing for a better tomorrow
EditorsAnetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Sebastian Bialkowski
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages95-102
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789491207167
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018 - Łódź, Poland
Duration: 2018 Sep 192018 Sep 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityŁódź
Period18/9/1918/9/21

Keywords

  • Generative Design
  • Grasshopper
  • Kisho Kurokawa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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