Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Computational Design: Responsive Surfaces


Numinous is a rain shelter, inspired by water collection methods of plants and japanese garden fixtures. It can change between different porous states in dry and wet weather. Numinus was developed as a research group project at the Architectural Association (2012) between: Guy Austern, Marie Boltenstern, Javier A Cardos, &  Marina Konstantatou

The overall shape of a module is determined by a recursive algorithm (written in Python, in the Grasshopper plug-in for Rhinoceros) that manipulates parameters, such as the spacing and angles between the different components. These modules are then articulated into different types of aggregations that conform to the chosen site’s conditions.

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