Michael Hansmeyer
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Can L-Systems be applied to the production of architectural form? Could they serve additional functions such as the creation of an organizational logic, the segmentation of space, or the development of a structural system?

This project is divided into two parts. The first part explores methods for visualizing L-Systems through the use of mapping schemes and turtle graphics. It considers which characteristics of a design are intrinsic to the logic of L-Systems. The second part of the project expands the L-Systems language to incorporate aspects of parametric systems. This allows L-Systems to respond to environmental influences and to adapt to a wider range of architectural design requirements.


Launch the complete 2003 presentation:
L-Systems in Architecture (Flash, 7Mb)

Step-by-step interpretation of an 8th generation L-Systems string