Towards a human-free architecture?
This thesis concerns itself with the intelligent performance of architectural structural systems through the lens of topological optimization and additive manufacturing. The following research premised using computational bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO), is a venture into how architecture items ensure a higher degree of structural intelligence by reprioritizing material to areas of principle stress. A computational framework is realized with findings suggesting divergence from traditional orthogonal post and beam construction. The fluid non-orthogonal BESO outcomes display greater structural efficacy against parameter-based loading conditions. The question that this dissertation investigates is: how the reprioritization of material to areas of principle stress drives the symbiosis of engineering performance and architectural outcome?