Metabolist Connections Paper

The Japanese Metabolists of the 1960s and 70s explored the construction of built environments based on two modules of prefabricated construction.  Trunk and Branch buildings and Aggregated Capsule buildings attempted to explore biological notions of growth, change and death.  While these buildings superficially emulated nature they did not achieve the dynamic goals set forth.  A successful byproduct of these experiments was the multi-use connections developed for the aggregate capsule constructions.  A redundant connection addressing energy and data flows in addition to structural forces creates possibilities for specific, responsive prefabricated architecture. 

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