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Sebastian Hølt Bak, Nina Rask, Sebastian Risi: Towards Adaptive Evolutionary Architecture. In: EvoMUSART 2016, 47-62.



This paper presents first results from an interdisciplinary project, in which the fields of architecture, philosophy and artificial life are combined to explore possible futures of architecture. Through an interactive evolutionary installation, called EvoCurtain, we investigate aspects of how living in the future could occur, if built spaces could evolve and adapt alongside inhabitants. As such, present study explores the interdisciplinary possibilities in utilizing computational power to co-create with users and generate designs based on human input. We argue that this could lead to the development of designs tailored to the individual preferences of inhabitants, changing the roles of architects and designers entirely. Architecture-as-it-could-be is a philosophical approach conducted through artistic methods to anticipate the technological futures of human-centered development within architect.

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booktitle={Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design},
series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
editor={Johnson, Colin and Ciesielski, Vic and Correia, João and Machado, Penousal},
title={Towards Adaptive Evolutionary Architecture},
url={ },
publisher={Springer International Publishing},
keywords={Evolutionary computation, Interactive evolution, Architecture, Artificial life},
author={Bak, Sebastian H{\o}lt and Rask, Nina and Risi, Sebastian},

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