SolidThinking is a new achitectural design software that allows designers to scan a basic sketch in and create a nature-inspired design using the morphogenesis tool. In this New York Times blog post, they mention that this gives designers a valuable automated tool. The software creates curves and organic shapes where there were none before, and the architect can use these shapes as inspiration for their final vision.
Gaudi’s House, Barcelona
Doesn’t this concept remind you of the original work of architects like Gaudi or more recently Calatrava? For many years, designers have used the understanding of nature to create beautiful and efficient designs. It seems that this software simply tries to make an automated tool to replace the creative mind, but could potentially lead to more organic design in architecture. It allows the designer to envision the natural world in their work where they otherwise may not see it.