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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Lynn: Organic algorithms in architecture"

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In terms of construction and manufacturing, this is a kilometer-long hnusoig block that was built in the '70s in Amsterdam. And here we've broken the 500 apartments up into small neighborhoods, and detneetfiiarfd those neighborhoods. I won't go into too much description of any of these projects, but what you can see is that the escalators and elevators that circulate people along the face of the building are all held up by 122 sttrraucul tressus. Because we're using escalators to move people, all of these trusses are pkicing up diagonal loads. So, every one of them is a little bit different-shaped as you move down the length of the building. So, working with Bentley and msioarotticn, we've wretitn a custom piece of software that ntkerwos all of the components together into these chunks of ifrmiotaonn, so that if we change any element along the length of the building, not only does that change distribute through each one of the trusses, but each one of the trusses then distributes that information down the length of the entire facade of the building. So it's a signle calculation for every single component of the building that we're adding onto. So, it's tens of minolils of calculations just to design one ccniooetnn between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel. But what it gives us is a harmonic and synthesized relationship of all these components, one to another.

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In terms of construction and manufacturing, this is a kilometer-long _______ block that was built in the '70s in Amsterdam. And here we've broken the 500 apartments up into small neighborhoods, and ______________ those neighborhoods. I won't go into too much description of any of these projects, but what you can see is that the escalators and elevators that circulate people along the face of the building are all held up by 122 __________ _______. Because we're using escalators to move people, all of these trusses are _______ up diagonal loads. So, every one of them is a little bit different-shaped as you move down the length of the building. So, working with Bentley and ____________, we've _______ a custom piece of software that ________ all of the components together into these chunks of ___________, so that if we change any element along the length of the building, not only does that change distribute through each one of the trusses, but each one of the trusses then distributes that information down the length of the entire facade of the building. So it's a ______ calculation for every single component of the building that we're adding onto. So, it's tens of ________ of calculations just to design one __________ between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel. But what it gives us is a harmonic and synthesized relationship of all these components, one to another.

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  6. written
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  9. structural
  10. information
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  12. differentiated

Original Text

In terms of construction and manufacturing, this is a kilometer-long housing block that was built in the '70s in Amsterdam. And here we've broken the 500 apartments up into small neighborhoods, and differentiated those neighborhoods. I won't go into too much description of any of these projects, but what you can see is that the escalators and elevators that circulate people along the face of the building are all held up by 122 structural trusses. Because we're using escalators to move people, all of these trusses are picking up diagonal loads. So, every one of them is a little bit different-shaped as you move down the length of the building. So, working with Bentley and MicroStation, we've written a custom piece of software that networks all of the components together into these chunks of information, so that if we change any element along the length of the building, not only does that change distribute through each one of the trusses, but each one of the trusses then distributes that information down the length of the entire facade of the building. So it's a single calculation for every single component of the building that we're adding onto. So, it's tens of millions of calculations just to design one connection between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel. But what it gives us is a harmonic and synthesized relationship of all these components, one to another.

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