BPro Show 2019: When Numbers Dwell

Research Cluster 17 - Large City Architecture Research
B-Pro Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCl London
led by Daniel Koehler and Rasa Navasaityte
with Ziming He and Sheghaf Abo Saleh

When the city is increasingly understood as a quantitative accumulation, as the Internet of Things, then it will also be necessary to develop a language that enables us to talk about the city in numbers, with data, through quantities, their protocols, and interfaces. This year we investigated into the architectural capacities of sharing models (P2P) at urban scales. Thus, the work can be seen as an architectural science in pursuit of new forms of living for the future of the city. Dependent just on composition, architectural elements are torn away from comprehension and the meaning of things – neither signifier nor signified – they do not exist as things but as gaps, the endless partaking, composing between things. With this, the mereological project – an architecture from parts – might open the door to an architecture capable of partaking in a city where numbers dwell.

Lab for Environmental Design Strategies
Austin, London, Innsbruck.