Prizma is a proposal for a residential tower located in Budva, Montenegro, comprising of 6033 square meters of residential area. Elements of local ecology and morphological features of the surrounding architecture, provided input data for a custom-written software developed for PRIZMA.
The angles of the terraces and bay windows are mathematically programmed to provide a diversified yet pointed vistas towards the Old City and the sea. Multi agent systems (MAS) negotiate various architectural fitness conditions, such as maximum exposure to prime views, solar exposure, and shading patterns, in combination with tectonics of slabs to aggregate different apartment sizes.
Notions of increased resolution of the fabric of architecture can be found in its wrinkled skin; in the way it captures and amplifies elements of its environment. The MAS initially developed for the Climath project has evolved to adapt to the small tower typology, and like Climath, captures the most light and multiplicity of the views. Inspired by the rich urban texture found in the historic fabric of the Old City, in Prizma such qualities were replicated through the heterogeneous packing of rectangular volumes. The MAS has the capacity to negotiate between a multitude of parameters; in this case processing data about the sun exposure, views and spatial planning of different apartment typologies, resulting in a unique morphology and exposure for every unit.