DESIGN METHODS & TOOLS

Exploring stuff as a self-organizing something has lead to a variety of topics; systems states, complex system dynamics, the growth from lower to higher levels, multi-scale patterns, and the unfolding of physical form through the iteration of these processes.

Making this explicit leads to other ways of understanding the roles and forms of stuff in the built environment. No longer is stuff a passive last layer, to be taken care of by the inhabitant. This infill is a living something, that constantly exchanges material and information with the systems around it.

In this section of the site six directions are given in understanding the self-organization of stuff in space, and using it within the design process.