Marilena Skavara – Adaptive Fa[ca]de
Here’s a great project that came out our Interactive Architecture researchÂ at the Bartlett School of Architecture. â€˜Adaptive Fa[ca]deâ€™ by Marilena Skavara explores the functional possibilities and performative characteristics of cellular automata (CA). In addition to the unique emergent behaviour of CA, a neural network enables a further computational layer to evolve CA behaviour to the context of its surrounding environment.
Building upon the early work of Conwayâ€™s â€˜Game of lifeâ€™ and Stephen Wolframâ€™s extensive research on the wider implementation of CA, â€˜Adaptive Fa[ca]deâ€™ becomes a living adapting skin, constantly training itself from the history of its own errors and achievements. For a more detailed description of the project, read Marilena’s article for Vague Terrain.