Monday, 18th May, 17:30
The Info-Matter lecture elaborates upon the intricate relationship between Information and Material systems within the domain of Architectural design. Living/Dynamic architecture (Real-time interactive) and bottom-up Bio-Inspired Computational Design strategies resulting in generative spatial formation shall be specifically elaborated upon in the lecture. Computational techniques ranging from Swarm computing, Multi-agent systems, Genetic Algorithms, Sensing, Actuation and Control systems as well as Engineered Material Systems shall be highlighted in the lecture. Living Machines, in the case of this lecture shall thus acquire a spatial dimension wherein biotic principles such as emergence, information regulation, adaptation, self-similarity, bio-mechanics and morphogenetic make-up are extrapolated and applied to create performance driven novel spatial solutions.
Dr. Nimish Biloria is an Architect, Researcher and an Educator. He currently operates as an Assistant Professor at the, Architectural Engineering and Technology Department (Chair: Hyperbody) at the Faculty of Built Environment and Design, TU Delft, The Netherlands. He firmly believes in digitally driven bottom-up methodologies for developing performance driven spatial solutions. He holds a PhD from the Delft University of Technology (specialising in Real-time interactive environments), a Masters in Architecture from the Architectural Association, London, UK (specialising in Emergent Technologies and Design) and a Bachelors in Architecture from The Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, India (specialising in the relationship between Media and Architecture). He has lectured at several prestigious institutes globally and has also presented and published his research and design deductions in numerous international journals, design conferences, books and magazines. He is also currently operating as the editor of the Next generation Building Journal and is a part of the Master’s co-ordination committee and the PhD selection committee at the TU Delft.
His research and education interests in Non-Standard and Interactive Architecture are clubbed under the research umbrella ‘Info-Matters’, which investigates the intricate relationship between information flow and associative material formations. Investigations under this research umbrella include the following:
- Performance driven design, with a focus on generating bottom-up, performance embedded formations via non-linear fully parametric modes of design and engineering.
- Interactive Architecture, with a focus on multi-modal interaction, involving bi-directional communication between architectural space, embedded sensing, actuation, and control technologies, contextual dynamics and human behaviour.
- Interaction Design and Cognitive Sciences for establishing scientific linkages between the disciplines of architecture, interaction design, computational design, cognitive sciences and experimental psychology.
- Smart cities and Social Innovation involving the development of both methodological and technological frameworks for associatively binding heterogenous datasets for extracting glocal knowledge via the integration of ICT, distributed sensing networks and web crawling.