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The Termite and the Architect (nautil.us)
20 points by acsillag on Nov 13, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



Interesting, but again too long... I hate when people stretch articles like that and It's frustrating that it doesn't have a picture of the actual building.

I've googled and this image looks like the real thing

http://www.asknature.org/images/uploads/product/373ec79cd6db...


I agree, the article is a bit long, but I liked the discussion on biomimicry at the end

http://biomimicry.org/what-is-biomimicry/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomimetics


One might take the Kowloon Walled City as an example of organic human architecture.

It would indeed be interesting to see where architecture ends up when given a ride on a genetic algorithm, although the parameters will need to be very, very detailed, and might be compiled from inputs such as "people always get lost at these 5 intersections", "this corner smells bad on hot days", and "raw sewage comes out of my tap when more than 6 people shower at the same time".




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