Diffusive Habitats

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
University/SchoolPontificia Universidad Javeriana
Design TeamEric Hughes, Faizunsha IG, Lia Papoutsi, and Sergio Mutis

Diffusive Habitats is a resilient architectural system that builds upon the juncture of distributed robotics, reinforcement learning, and digital platforms to reimagine the way we conceive and inhabit architecture. Challenging traditional praxis, the project is conceived under the premise of constant spatial reconfiguration, non-linear life cycles, and distributed ownership. Through the interplay of its algorithmic, mechatronic, and material research, Diffusive Habitats critically explores the idea of a living architectural system capable of self-assessment, organization, and improvement.