Thursday, February 26, 2009

Exploring rules to be used in scripting

Set of rules:
  • At each junction meet 3 lines. sum of angles equals concequently 360 degrees.
  • lines are always perpendicular to main branch.
  • wire frame consists of pentagons and hexagons
  • all angles between all lines are < 180 degrees
  • scale of polygons can relatively vary with a ratio of 1:2
Optimizing tool:
  • use the least total distance of lines to cover the surface
  • achieve the optimal configuration of pentagons perpendicular to main branch, pentagons and hexagons in between the boundaries of the main branches.
  • the surface of polygons is always outlined by the main branches. these will be the independent variables in GC.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maria, hoping the today discussion helped.

    I think we can summarize it in the need of finding a meaning of the exploration you are doing. The key is going out of the purely formal approach and embedding architectural performances in your reasoning. The geometry you are exploring and describing through the rules you set should be a bridge between the rules you are extracting from radiolarians and the structural/material/constructional needs for the pavilion you want to design.

    If you can make explicit a meaning that links radiolarian with architecture through your geometry, then parameterizing in GC the rules you are here describing is more then enough by Monday. Even just in a very simple and basic case (like you proposed, for example building your hexagons on a line starting with segments perpendicular to the line. Perfectly fine.). The key point is that the geometry you extract from radiolarians should have an architectural meaning.

    Coming to your GC model: while modeling your rules in GC, you might have doubts on how to do it. Please, just try and then contact me as soon as you have eventual problems/questions. It is quite important that on Monday you can discuss a (GC) sketch model.