Media and Design Laboratory LDM
We explore the vision of bringing physical and virtual environments together, by designing, making, prototyping and testing new artifacts, systems, spaces and experiences.Located between the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), and the School of Computer and Communication Science (I&C).
Refuge 2.0 – Artificial Swissness
In Refuge 2.0 – Artificial Swissness we examine the notion of “cultural resilience” in Alpine cities, and question the role of creative artificial intelligence and deep learning in architecture. Confronting the machine as an active design agent, we ask the following questions: Can machines automatically learn and generate meaningful architecture? Can they go beyond quantifiable data and optimization (…)
Whether we like it or not, the near future will be defined by automation, artificial intelligence, smart infrastructure and urban intensification. This rapidly approaching reality begs several questions: How will we co-exist with machines? How will we perceive and relate to destinations with unpopulated architecture?Once again, during the spring semester, Glasgow is our case study (…)
The project takes inspiration from forensic practices to investigate alternative forms of drone interaction and navigation. It is an interface, embedded with a real-time 2dTexture-to-3dCoordinatesalgorithm, that enables user to send 3d drone waypoints commands from a single atlas of 2d visual patches. A series of experiments were made using scans of differing spatial and temporal (…)