The third in the accidental series of talks that relate to Last Meter® themes - this one exploring the computational optimization of architecture from a more close-up perspective - the tools we are building, the tools we are not, what is going on out there, and what's next. We said we would open the can of worms - after 90 minutes it felt more like we just shook the can and peered at the worms. Anyway:

The fantasies of architectural optimization tools are fast running into not just the technical limits of what computers can theoretically do with the problem as complex as built design - but the needs and expectations of the clients, and the practical limits of hooking tools together.

John Manoochehri (BASE2), Clifton Harness (TestFit), and André Agi (Link Arkitektur / Data Trees) share experiences, perspectives and outlook on what's going on and what's next.

Maybe more technical than some might need, but at least: André confirms his name is Agi not AGI, Clifton says he is "the leader on computational design" and then claims he meant is "a leader", and John tells us that language translation software is not like design software.

Find out: is Clifton the "leader of computational design"?

And now listen to this.

Image is a Voronoi Diagram, which may or may not be helpful in designing spaces with computers.