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Evolution and Body Plans, as Nature Designs

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Abstract

Nature optimizes and adapts by intervening on two different scales of design: optimization of the process and accumulation of single optimized solutions.

Optimisation through process is achieved by Evolution;

Optimisation through single solutions is achieved by producing a vast variety of combinations of characters.

These can be represented by identifying recurring patterns of solutions. This chapter aims to discuss adaptive design principles and to build up a systematic framework for the further deepening of patterns of solutions in the next chapters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany

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