If quantum physics could talk to us about architecture, what would it say? Questions like this, as strange as they might sound, are far from being a fantasy in the context of contemporary mathematical and computational modelling. Within the paradigm of communication, we will ask architecture a question that it cannot answer alone, but get our answer nevertheless. The realisation of this possibility should help us reach another level of abstraction, from which the notion of architectural model could be reconsidered and expanded.
Nikola Marinčić is a postdoctoral researcher at the chair for Computer-Aided Architectural Design at ETH Zurich. He earned a PhD from the ETH, with a thesis entitled "Towards communication in CAAD: Spectral Characterisation and Modelling with Conjugate Symbolic Domains" in 2017. He graduated as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, and completed a Masters of Advanced Studies programme in Architecture and Information at ETH Zurich in 2011. In 2012-13 he was a guest researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory, interdisciplinary research program of the Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability.