Aims & Objectives
The Aim of the project is: To create an adaptive scape / complex to react and reinforce the surrounding conditions.
To create connectivity between functions in multiple layers:
through people flow: allowing the wondering of explorations onto the site;
through functional support: allowing services and utility functions to reinforce the feasibility of the new programs.
through time: allowing the old and new to be remembered and re-embedded into the fabrics of the NDSM.
The main aspect of the architectural intervention is the adaptation process that allows these four layers of connectivity to occur. for this process to succeed, the adaptation must be self-organised and more than just reactive to the environment.
for this; i use the idea of stigmergic Systems
What is Stigmergic Systems?
"The term "stigmergy" was introduced by French biologist Pierre-Paul Grassé in 1959 to refer to termite behavior. He defined it as: "Stimulation of workers by the performance they have achieved."
"Stigmergy is a mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions. The principle is that the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a next action, by the same or a different agent. In that way, subsequent actions tend to reinforce and build on each other, leading to the spontaneous emergence of coherent, apparently systematic activity.
Stigmergy is a form of self-organization. It produces complex, seemingly intelligent structures, without need for any planning, control, or even direct communication between the agents. As such it supports efficient collaboration between extremely simple agents, who lack any memory, intelligence or even individual awareness of each other.(WikiPedia)"
In a way Stigmergic System is a self organisational emergent process; constantly updating and reinforcing itself.
For a responsive system: environment 1 <changes> environment 2 (when environment 1 changes; the process loops)
For a Stigmergic System: environment 1 <changes> environment 2 (When Environment 1 changes; environment 2 + <change>)
Inputs & Outputs
Input: environmental change: Opening Hours, People flow, financial benefits.
Output: efficient positioning of supporting functions, new people flow, connectivity.