From ongoing experiments with bio-generative software, this comic book graphically explores design and digital nature through forms and structures derived from plant simulations: e-trees, branches, leaves, and flowers.
The app illustrates works generated with Xfrog
using biologically and environmentally derived information while also considering ways to infuse botanic attributes into structures, stl models, hybridized technologies, and materials while keeping in mind performance goals such as shape-shifting aerodynamics, passive air filtration, temperature and pollution control.
The comic’s drawings are rendered from the project’s CAD files to visualize and hypothesize ways for “digitally growing”—simulating—bio-design and bio-evolved forms with sensors and actuators for hybridized urban structures.
Dennis Dollens, a professor of architecture in the Genetic Architectures and BioDigital master program at the Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona.