ERGODICITY

ERGODICITY

Soon, over 70 percent of the world’s growing population will live in cities. Changes in climatic conditions, in manufacturing and agricultural production, the increasing strain on finite resources and the ever more complex supply chains necessary to supply our populations compel architects to reconsider the near future face of the urban environment, as diverse pressures make the increasing density of many cities an inevitability.
Projects on show cover a wide range of locations and programmes but share some common concerns: they all posit forms of symbiotic relation between systems, seeing architecture as an art of connection.
From a novel response to urban change in Tokyo to the establishment of autonomous manufacturing facilities and network nodes in the southern Sahara, all of the proposals arise out of individual responses to imminent issues: not empty form making, but rather considered design research positions.