Urban Planning

Evolving Floorplans

I stumbled upon this experimental research project and while the whole project is build around the premise of architecture and room layout, it's actually quite interesting from the point of larger scale developments too, especially with the organic shapes the current algorithm provides. While rooms struggle with hexagonal shapes, a residential block can much more easily be shaped in non rectangular ways.

What the algorithm defines as windows can be access to green space, the gym or cafeteria can be infrastructure buildings like schools or stores, the entrance can quite literally be "entrances" like train stations, and the admin spaces office blocks with the classrooms being primarily residential uses.

I think it's a new (and somewhat fun) approach we can take when organising larger new developments that could help in designing unique public spaces while still offering efficient road layouts and good connectivity to essential amenities.

submitted by /u/MashedCandyCotton

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