Structuralism: Patterns of Interaction Computational design thinking across scales

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Digital design is driven by a thinking in structures that emphasizes patterns of order and their interaction. The paper presents an introduction into such design thinking and emphasizes the exploration of organizational pattern in various level of abstraction and scale through the integration of computational methods and workflows. Using a speculative design studio, held at Aalto University as a case study, the paper introduces novel ways of integrating patterns as relational frameworks, in order to formulate future-oriented answer to complex design challenges focused on landscape and urban questions. Special focus is set on the discussion of the integration of theory based computational methods within a teaching environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberIssue 4-2019
Pages (from-to)239-247
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Digital Landscape Architecture
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventDigital Landscape Architecture Conference: Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design - Dessau Campus of Anhalt University / Hochschule Anhalt, Germany, Dessau, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201925 May 2019
Conference number: 20


  • Systems Thinking
  • Data Scapes
  • Data-Driven Design Strategies
  • Robotic Interaction
  • Responsive Systems

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  • Architecture


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