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We were invited to submit a visual investigation, centered on a newly converted paper manufactory building (aptly named "À-Quatro") in Barreiro, Portugal. Intrigued by its characteristic, modular industrial tectonics, we tried to imagine variations of the building; alternative versions for alternative universes, which we called "permutA4ions". To generate them, we used a work in progress procedural generator for architectural assemblies, called Tokyo Engine. We selected and adapted some of these "permutA4ions" which are, in the end, the result of a hybrid creative process: half stochastic machine wanderings, and half purposeful human design.

Exhibition / "Quantos A4 cabem no À-Quatro" in Lisbon / Collaboration with: Ana Paisano

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