Dragonfly: Architecture vs. Ecological Perception

Dragonfly is a first attempt at linking the theory of ecological perception to architecture. Given certain abstract programmatic events (e.g. view art, buy food, sit down, look up) and knowing roughly where they’re supposed to happen, Dragonfly simulates a user navigating the proposed layout. By observing the user’s behaviour, we can assess how effective the layout is.

Granted, in this example, the layout gets pretty chaotic, but it shows the principle…work in progress, folks.

Developed by:

  • Daniel Hambleton, Studio for Progressive Modelling, Halcrow Yolles
  • Michael Braund, Ph. D candidate, York University
  • Martin Walker, Studio for Progressive Modelling, Halcrow Yolles


Filed under Architecture, Architecture in Combination, Geometry, Grasshopper

3 responses to “Dragonfly: Architecture vs. Ecological Perception

  1. Jonathan Hendricks

    Well done guys! Dragonfly looks great!

  2. It looks very interesting, I look forward to seeing how it is going to develop.

  3. Lucas Issey

    U guys have no idea how it makes me happy!!
    Please, if u guys need any help with the development of the tool, i’m free for it!

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