“...Genetic architecture, new biological and digital techniques, biodigital architecture! We have found the right conditions for a new type of architecture, digital organicism has become the most avant-garde element in the 21st century: science has definitively surpassed fiction. And the utopia of today is the reality of tomorrow (today is tomorrow!)”. Alberto T. Estévez
Together with its corresponding Master Degree in Biodigital Architecture, managed by the Group members, and starting in 2000, this Research Group deal with the application of genetics to architecture in an interdisciplinary way from two points of view: the real, natural and direct, that works with geneticists, and the metaphorical, artificial and digital, which uses CAD-CAM technologies. Emergence, metaphysics & computation, complexity, sustainability are also key words.
The research focuses on a new point of view at the environment that introduces biological techniques to architecture and design, and seeks with digital tools a biodigital fusion. Understanding the potential of biolearning, biomanufacturing and genetics. This led to the creation of the world's first genetic architecture laboratory in 2000, where genetics began to be applied to architecture and design (bioluminescent trees, biolamps, bioprinting, SEM structures research, etc.).
In a pioneer, international and interdisciplinary environment, long demonstrated over two decades, since 2000, more specifically, it can be mentioned the work in the research and teaching of architecture and computation, with concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ambient Intelligence (AmI), Deep Learning (DL), Evolutionary Computation (EC), Logistic Regression (LR), Machine Learning (ML), Muti-Agent Systems (MAS), Shape Grammars (SG), among others.