Time // 2014


University // AA DRL


Location // London, United Kingdom


Status // Design Proposal


Type // Urbanism


Size // –


Bart//Bratke // Paul Clemens Bart, Marvin Bratke


Team // Dmytro Aranchii, Paul Clemens Bart, Iris Yugiu Jiang, Flavia Ghirotto Santos


Tutor // Theodore Spyropolous, Mostafa El Sayed

A self-assembling fabrication system utilizing machinic behaviour & real-time decision making to enable architecture with a sensory system.

noMad proposes a behavioural fabrication system that marks a shift from built environment as a finite lifecycle construct to autonomous, non- finite and real-time solutions to adapt dynamically to the demands of its environment.
In a self-assembling fabrication approach of ‚negotiated space‘, noMad aims to enable architecture with a sensory system, localizing decision making by self-aware unit to unit communication instead of a deterministic, superimposed building plan.
Anchored in the world of self-structuring polyhedra, noMad is based on principles of syner- getics, the study of geometry in transformation and the impact of a local change on its global systems behaviour: a single unit can autonomously change shape, shifting its state by a simple rotational translation from one polyhedra to the other.
Hereby, noMad is operating on distinct scales of (collective) intelligence and autonomy, each autonomously self-assembling to the next higher order of organisation – from a highly mobile, nomadic state to high population spatial configurations.
noMad proposes a system that can self-regu- late and adapt, react to outside influences and demands and encourages both interaction and communication.