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Material Programming in Architecture
The concept of material programming denotes a method of design in which advanced functions are encoded directly within physical fabrication logics and syntax material systems, often in place of digital controls, sensors, and actuators. At the ICD, material programing is investigated through computational fabrication deployed as innovative methods of form generation (self-shaping manufacturing) and form adaptation (adaptive materials, wearables, and building systems) with a specific focus on the utilization of natural and bio-based materials.
Dylan Wood, Dr.-Ing. is a post-doc research fellow at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart and an Assistant Prof. in the Department of Architecture and Environment at the University of Oregon. Additionally, he is the co-founder of hylo tech, a spin-off bringing self-shaping systems in the wild.