SCIV//CRITICAL OBJECTILE

In his approach to the creative potential of digital technologies in the world of architecture and design, Bernard Cache coined the term ‘objectile’ to describe the algorithmic DNA of an object that can be formalized in infinite ways. Taking advantage of parametric design, architects are able today to define the properties of a form that can be translated into multiple end products. An objectile, then, is a form and all the forms –a potential entity which is based upon the relation of certain parameters and not on a preconceived, closed configuration.

An architectural intention, or thesis, could be read in the same terms –as an intellectual question that can evolve into multiple formal responses. At its best, a project is a statement whose formalization depends on the interaction of multiple factors and agents in the process of design, and not on an imposed image or solution. It is hence key to understand that intentions can be regarded as critical objectiles: intellectual constructions that have to be designed (and materialized) with intensity in order to articulate the manifold aspects that influence a project.

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