010104003 > |On durability and permanence, seeking for an endless loop|The process seeks for an amount of nodes to be connected in a looping fashion (minimum two connections to the neighbor centers) and within a range of minimum and maximum radius and density constraints. The outcome is a doubly connected connected population; an endless loop.

|on durability and permanence| Over the centuries, the notion of durability and permanence have been diversely perceived across different cultures. Architecture, as a cultural form crucially affected by the forms of duration, is particularly affected by those cultural concerns. Life and death, nature and the artificial are an integral part of a conceptual ecology that contains and determines architecture as a cultural practice. Within this cultural metabolism, death performs an operative function that helps to restructure and recycle matter and that is determined by cultural constructs.

The evolution of Organisms in time happens because of an excess on their capacities or redundancy which allows them survive over environmental instability; those that are overly matched to an environment do not survive if the environment develops instabilities. This is a similar process to that of the creation of the hand where the cells that are created between the fingers are considered redundant so they are removed in the case of the humans, while in the case of frogs are kept to form a thin membrane that will link finger to finger. The following experiment focuses on the notion of death by design.

In a Western city for instance, urban growth and decay are usually subject to bureaucratic procedures that determine the modalities of their unfolding. The urban fabric is therefore cohesive and often very hierarchical. There is very little autonomy between its parts and as a result the urban fabric is often a cohesive and hierarchical system. Within these plans, buildings are currently been designed to last: durability and quality are conceptually unified.

However, the Japanese culture is grounded on entirely different cultural traits and doesn’t build for permanence. Instead, Japanese architecture is based on buildings having an expiry date, like cars and electronics. As a result of this the urban fabric becomes less consistent than in the Western counterparts, often becoming less hierarchical and inconsistent. Buildings become obsolete and are constantly replaced with new ones, clearing the way for the restructuring of urban fabrics.