Stigmergic Bridge

Coherence with concept and algorithm

A network bridge which connects multiple points on ground and a subway station. The circulation, structure and enclosure are based on stigmergy algorithm operated on three different scales.

Arguments based on stigmergy

Articulation of materialization is achieved by orienting components to structure and enclosure “pheromone”. The components gradually change size and color from structure to enclosure, forming a solid entity.

A few months ago I came across the work of architectural student Yang Chenghan. It’s amazing that I have not come across any other architects deploying stigmergic algorithms – one would think that the concept would be part and part of an architect’s conceptual toolbox. Good for Yang – I’d imagine this guy has a bright career ahead of him.  Here are some new images of what he terms a stigmergic bridge.