Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) collaborated with leading digital artists and computer science researchers Andy Lomas and Mubbasir Kapadia, together with musician Max Cooper to create the ‘Behaviour Morphe’ light mapping projection for the 2017 Schlosslichtspiele Festival. The Schlosslichtspiele Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany curates a programme of dynamic mapping projections on the 170m façade of the city’s Baroque castle.
ZHA’s projection showcases the latest digital spatial simulation tools the practice applies in the comprehensive analysis and planning of its architecture, and looks further ahead to concepts of spatial design of the future. The projection on the castle’s façade reveals its interiors as digital laboratories of human behavioural simulation, demonstrating the circulation and congregation of digital actors programmed with artificial intelligence that interact with the spaces of the castle and each other.
Dynamic new virtual spaces are defined by using real-time data to interpret the virtual actors’ interactions. These digital spaces are then explored with iterative growth systems that emulate the evolutionary process of nature, demonstrating the potential of metamorphic simulations and digital morphogenetics. As an architectural interpretation, the projection outlines ZHA’s Computational Design (ZH CODE) research group’s work in these iterative systems of development. Source by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Article by Marco Rinaldi