“The resulting design is the output generated through the implementation of non-linear processes, embracing the notions of undirected processes, propagated by John Frazer and Paul Coates in the early 1970s.

This design proposal attempts to give birth to spatial phenomena that emerge qualities not evident in their description, thus the ethos of design methodologies promote the paradigmatic shift in science from the anatomical and problem-solving paradigm of ‘reductionism’ to the process based, associative and chaos driven paradigm of ‘complexity’.

This shift has seen the re-definition of the architect, as what Coates refers to as system designer.

“A person who can define spatial organisation and form as systems of feedback and morphogenesis cast in the form of instructions to a Turing machine”. [Coates, 2009].

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