Three-dimensional translation of Japanese Katagami patterns: An investigation through agent-based algorithms applied to architectural elements and space planning.
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The aim of this ongoing doctoral research is to rely on the incommensurable creativity held in the Japanese Katagami patterns in order to translate them into three-dimensional speculative architectures and architectural components to give architects more design approaches differentiated from the systemic usual space configurations. While many designers are diving in the generative and computational design world by developing new personal methods, we would like to recycle the existing production of Katagami Patterns into three-dimensional architectural elements that will perpetuate the artists work and make their design go beyond time, borders and scope of applicability, all the more the current digital shift has given us more computation power, new fabrication strategies and new methods to explore, produce and stock geometry and Data. In this paper, we build bottom-up agent-based algorithms to study the architectural potential of the Katagami patterns as a top-down clean and simple initial topology in order to avoid imitation of standard templates applied during the process of configuring and planning architectural space.