We may explain architecture through the relationship between Mater and Pater: Matter and Pattern. But just what transforms matter into built systems?
The answer is: “techno-patterns”, patterns of materiality and physical organization. The work on matter has implications for the development of patterns, configurations of relationships that are able to integrate many architectural levels.
In the process of determination of relationships, technology is not only an instrument but is creative form, it is part of the design process, it is “revelation”. Technology provides transparency, kinetic responsiveness, geometries that define complex surfaces or robotic manufacturing processes.
In this article we will briefly see how the role and use of technology has been transformed in the conception of architectural skins and the latter’s relationship with their environmental contex.