Intelligent Cities Research Studio – Second Term Presentations

Last Thursday March 17th, Master in Advanced Architecture students went through the second term final presentations of the Intelligent Cities Research Studio, led by Willy Müller.

The research studio proposed a methodology focusing on seven main aspects, considered crucial in order to deal with cities nowadays: megacities and programmed collapses, infrastructure and ecological failure, networks and productive city, metabolism and renaturalisation, hyper regions and slow city, public space and hyper-connected people, city-interface and open-source.

This theoretical reflection has been implemented in a specific and extremely peculiar territory of the New York landscape: Newark. This zone gave the students the opportunity to experiment and apply new urban tactics, paying close attention to emergent design processes associated with Data Collection, System Optimisation with Genetic Algorithms, Permutation of solutions through Parametric Systems and Generative Systems Design Language.

A multi-scalar strategy has been proposed along the first term, which has covered the range from neighbourhood scale to city-block scale, and the forthcoming research-trip will give the students the opportunity to deeply study and analyse the territory during ten days.

Faculty: Willy Müller
Assistants: Jordi Vivaldi
Students: Abbas Kikali, Abdullah Ibrahim, Andres Felipe Mora Navarrete, Borislava Lyubenova, Fernando Baptista, Firas Aafieddine, James Nurtanio Njo, Jonathan Irawan, Maryan Ewais, Michel AlAzzi, Mohamad Elatab, Nour Mezher, Peter Geelmuyden Magnus, Pranay Baj, Rana Abdulmajeed, Sahana Sridhar, Sidharth Kumar, Stefan Fotev, Sureshkumar Kumaravel, Vishnu Jadia.

Intelligent Cities is one of the five research lines offered by the Master in Advanced ArchitectureLearn more about its research challenges and applications by clicking here.