‘Swarm Tectonics’

‘Swarm Tectonics’, installation (structure designed by Neil Leach, Kristina Shea, Jeroen van Michelen and Spela Videcnik), Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam, June 20-29 2002.


This was the first ever full scale model of a design generated using the eifForm programme. The structure was built by students from Dessau Institute of Architecture, University of Bath and Academie van Bouwkunst. The project was sponsored by Rodeca Systems. Articles about the structure were published in Archined (www.archined.nl) July 2002; Building Design, 23 August 2002  ARQ, vol 6, no. 3, 2003; Neil Leach, ‘Swarm Tectonics’ in Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher (eds.), Latent Utopias, Vienna, New York: Springer, 2002, pp. 48-53; Neil Leach, David Turnbull, Chris Williams (eds.), Digital Tectonics, London: Wiley, 2004, ISBN 0470857293; Neil Leach, ‘Digital Morphogenesis’ in Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi (ed.), ‘Theoretical Meltdown’, AD, Vol. 79, no. 1, Jan/Feb 2009.




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