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Emergent Design: Artificial Life for Architecture Design

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We report on a software toolbox that is part of an architecture design process we have named “Emergent Design” The toolbox incorporates concepts of artificial life that allow architects to realize conceptual experiments in which the elements of an architectural scenario are endowed with agency and dynamic, spatial interaction. Elements of the scenario combine and interact spatially over time to result in an emergent design. We believe this use of ALife concepts in the design process of architecture to be both novel and powerful