Endemic Interstices proposes an architectural system with the capacity to self structure, adapt and co-evolve within its environment. The project aims to create synthetic ecologies by harvesting the physics of natural processes, not only as a design generator but also as a tool for fabricating complex formations.
The physics of mud cracking were simulated with computational physics and large data sets, processed through synthetic capacities of computation and used as formwork for the construction of a highly intricate structures. Physics simulation absorbs big data from the real context and provides access to the properties of particular materials, embedding data directly into the formation of design. As a result different crack morphologies are articulated together into a new tectonic language. Subsequently the research explores use of articulated grounds and landforms as scaffolds, avoiding material waste.
Along with physics, the local culture and practices of collective construction with mud are also taken into account. Here, materiality is profoundly related to the computation, and also to the information from the host environment. Together they generate synthetic ecologies as a synthesis between nature and artifice.