It was great to meet Marc Fornes and Skylar Tibbits at the CPATH workshop. They gave a great presentation. An interesting point that was made was the use of constraints not only in the physical setting for built structures but also in the code used to generate them. It was amusing to hear that one of the constraints for some projects was fitting the structure into a few suitcases.
After the workshop I visited Philadelphia University to see Tesselion : Adaptive Quadrilateral Flat Panelization - "... a project by Skylar Tibbits which proposes a system of flat panel tessellation derived from complex surfaces to enable ease in constructability and a directly evolved spatial environment through lighting, programmatic adaptation and structural simplicity. Each panel’s uniqueness is afforded by the efficiency of digital fabrication while coded parametric relationships allow an emergent structural efficiency, from a single panel to the complete adaptability of the surface as a whole."