As opposed to the metropolis of the twentieth century, contemporary societies work simultaneously on their internal renovation, increasing their efficiency from within, while they organize themselves territorially in the form of a network.
The global connectivity between metropolis and architecture could be understood more as a circuit of dynamic movements and events--as a network organization--instead of a regular and continuous space. In this context, one may question the structures, modules, plans, densities and the rules of distribution in modern spaces.
Today, the research into particular spatial arrangements, or new ways in which algorithms can be applied parametrically to the overall distribution of density, can serve as design systems and abstract diagrams to produce new models of organization, allowing for feedback, adjustment and optimization of specific organizational conditions in a recursive design process.
Block Cellular Automaton (BCA)
From this perspective, one may investigate a more adaptive architecture and urbanism as well as the potential of new forms, systems and flexible process based on the average and local density in different parts of a system as well as the flows of living organisms, environmental processes and artificial network organizations in order to respond to the development and expansion of the 21st century city.
Like the basic laws of physics, the block cellular automaton features interesting conditions such as the conservation of various quantities which can easily be transposed to a more complex urbanism. In this project the block cellular automata was chosen as a model to investigate the overall distribution and evolution of the density regardless of a particular arrangement since.
The block cellular automaton exhibit, as a system, significant behaviors while producing a variety of conditions (localized regions, complicated arrangement, and order and randomness) which can be applied towards the making of the trendsetting cities.
However, even if the overall distribution density that emerges form the block cellular automaton shows intricate and smooth continuous behavior, in the end the cells still define fairly trivial spatial configurations. Like the cellular automaton each cells of the block cellular automaton are set up in a regular array that remain the same from one step to the next.