IDA’s commitment to architecture allows the firm to continually produce innovative design. IDA believes that the new mode of designing buildings in today’s digital age is computational mediated architecture. One of the concept behind this process is the use morphogenetic process as a class of highly parallel evolutionary, adaptive search from biology. It proposes an evolutionary model of nature as the generating process for architectural form. In this approach, architectural morphology is expressed as generative rules so that evolution and transformation can be accelerated and iterated by the use of computer and physical models.
Virtual and physical computer mediated form finding process has evolved in research and shows a developed and progressive throughout the previous decade. Bound with folds, genetics, the pliant and other new forms, architecture is made as succession of different radical evolutionary style. It transformed the shape of building and the birth of design extremist is rapidly increasing and more shapes of buildings are being experimented. It is a clear indication that paradigmatic shift of design process is reshaping the way architects perceive and design buildings.
Computationally mediated design process have widespread in research and architectural practices. Starting with Gilles Deleuze’s striated space and folds and Gaudi’s fluidity or ‘The Pliant’ it is now used in practice and popularly known as Emergence. The Theory of Emergence looks up at natural phenomena of any kinds like genetic space from biology and extracts their morphogenetic process and morphological formations as generator of design. Several applications of this theory are Morpho-Ecologies, Biothing and Continuum, and L-System in Architecture in which morphogenetic process is applied as form generators to architectural design. Its approach takes up from biological morphogenesis for which the process of evolutionary development and growth of organism is observed and applied as generative morphogenetic process to model building forms.
In the process of engaging these methodologies, IDA is researching towards developing a novel approach of conceptualizing complex building structures in the early stage of design which are 3-dimensional physical and digital iterations through folding, fluidity and algorithmic architecture.