Climath is a proposal for a mixed use urban/infrastructural development in Dubrovnik Croatia which comprises of 18,000-square metres of mix used residential zones and 12,000-square metres of urban space. Binding ingredients of local culture and computational physics, climath is Inspired by Dubrovnik’s Old City network of polished stone pavements, squares, palace courtyards and cloister gardens.
Climath uses custom-written software based on multi-coloured cellular automata algorithm, to probabilistically distribute high-resolution algorithmic articulation of various ingredients. These include stone pavements, urban furniture, synthetic “weather” events, lighting and other IoT systems, and distributed energy production.
Residential sequence is derived from elements of local physics and culture of Mediterranean living, encoded into behaviors of autonomous agents. Algorithms are synthesizing multitude of complex parameters into a programmable architectural fabric, maximising solar exposure and Old City views. Due to its unique position, most apartments are structured as duplexes stressing vertical height and very tall windows overlooking the Old City walls. The shredded architectural fabric creates complex spatial conditions, opening interstitial patio spaces, skylights and network of roof terraces throughout. The abundant quality of apartments is achieved through vertical extensions, quality of light and connectivity with abundance of exterior spaces, rather than excessive square meters.