Speculating Vertical Parametric Cities

The project brief for Speculating Vertical Parametric Cities was to create a 3D simulation that addressed a tipping point or major issue. I opted for a 3D bin-packing algorithm as an entry to engaging with the medium. Bin-packing algorithms are commonly used in the efficient packing of shipping containers or cargo trucks.

Speculating Vertical Parametric Cities responds to overpopulation by suggesting the adaptation of cities to mixed-use highly efficient vertically stacked buildings created using 3D bin-packing algorithms. A series of coarse simulations done in Unity 3D visualize bizarre alternatives offering an adversarial alternative to current parametric/algorithmic formal practices used in architecture and urban planning.