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Polymorphic adaptation

Arora, Mallika, Pineda, Sergio, Williams, Philip, Harris, Kenneth ORCID: and Kariuki, Benson ORCID: 2017. Polymorphic adaptation. Presented at: 17th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2017, Istanbul, 12-14 July 2017. Published in: Çağdaş, Gülen, Özkar, Mine, Gül, Leman F. and Gürer, Ethem eds. Future Trajectories of Computation in Design. Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University, pp. 474-491.

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Polymorphism, the ability of a substance to exist as multiple, different, crystalline solids is a subject of much interest in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy and crystallography. In some cases, polymorphs can be found to interconvert, usually in response to changes in the physical environment such as changes in temperature or pressure. The ability of structures composed of identical building blocks to interconvert is relevant to the field of architecture where architectural artefacts may require to respond to transient demands. Here we describe the phenomenon of polymorphism and the relevance to the architectural field, together with the development of a bespoke software plugin to allow polymorphic crystal structures to be used in design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: Istanbul Technical University
ISBN: 978-975-561-482-3
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 09:46

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