‘Ant Urbanism’, Taipei, Annie Chan, Yikai Lin, Ant Urbanism, University of Southern California, 2009.
Instructors: Neil Leach, Tom Reiner
This project creates a radically new urbanism for an inner city area of Taipei currently occupied by an airport. Pathways are generated using ‘swarm logic’ processing techniques based on the principle of the pheromone trails of ants. Rhino scripting and Grasshopper are then used to generate the building themselves. Published in Neil Leach (ed.), Digital Cities, London: Wiley, 2009