The “Inhabitable Bridge” in Tokyo is an amazing work which has a very unique algorithmic nonlinear pattern of architecture based on the “Living Bridge” design. This design was researched by the team from the Complex Phenomena studio, wherein two residential neighboring areas of Tsukishima and Ginza are connected via the bridge that is designed by the algorithmic generation of various patterns, which include both programmatic and spatial patterns.
This unique design was developed after identifying the movement of vehicles and people in the city, i.e. taking a note of the complex flow of movement, by modeling them as a “vector field.” Then from the vector field, the designers identified various patterns that were created by vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians taking their normal course that kept changing the shape of the vector field.
This also made the designers aware of the inhabitants of the bridge, thus enabling them to develop a space that connected the riverfront in accordance with various to and fro movements. This nonlinear/algorithmic design looks absolutely breathtaking as it actually represents the turbulence on the vector field, and is an amazing way to turn that into a grand structure, which in final form would be absolutely breathtaking!