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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


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



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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