M1 - The Growing Tower

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Master's Course Architecture Project M1

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The M1 project involves the design of a lookout tower.
In contrast to conventional buildings in general or towers, which are designed as an unchanging, static structure for their entire lifetime, this project will focus on growing structures.
Inspired by nature's abilities, the structure should have the characteristic to adapt to changing requirements with flexibility, expansion possibilities, and optimization.

The supplementary module will consist of two workshops: an introduction, the basic knowledge about growing structures in nature, and architecture. In the second part, we will deal with tools for parametric geometry generation, form-finding, and optimization. The module concludes with a short presentation, including a brief report.

The emphasis of this project will be on the principles of structural form, parametric design, natural structures, and digital manufacturing.