Wednesday, January 23, 2008

module aggregation

I was testing 2 variations. Changes of rotational angle allow the modules to expand horizontally.

Two different types of connection create different conditions, one has void in the center of group and grow diagonally, and other connection which is mirrored connection doesn’t create void in between and grow x, y direction.

1 comment:

Michael Chen said...


These are nice and pretty interesting. Keep in mind that it's desirable to have a clear growth strategy in three dimensions, not just two. The performative range of this system is also not yet specified. I know you have some ideas about how this system might respond to moisture. You should continue to explore exactly how this happens and what the significance of such a system is. How might its performance affect its growth? What is the range of variables at work in each unit? Does the aperture vary according to changes in environmental variables? Does this change include a change in the tautness of the surface? What about the relationship between aggregated units? Does a change in one result in changes in the adjacent units? You should also explore ranges in this relationship. For instance, are adjacent units simply continuous or are there degrees of overlap and porosity in that seam? How or to what is the system anchored or fixed?

Remember to simultaneously document the range of performance via drawings as well.