Friday, November 2, 2012

Tidal Park


[Harlem Edge Tidal Park - Daniel Kautz, Will Rosenthal, Kevin Kemp, Alex Nassar]

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sketch Models - Starling Test

Finally got around to playing with Starling Mesh Components for Grasshopper. This greatly simplifies the process of combining breps into a single form like boolean-combinations should do, but never manage with any great consistency.

Weaverbird was used to further relax the meshes in the second and third iterations.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crude Bridging

[crude bridging]

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Unruly Objects

[unruly objects]

Internal self-collisions and external constraints fight with the gridding system that organizes the form.
Uneasy distortions of the Roman Striations of Space arrive via these contested processes, but nonetheless remain captured by the grid.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Emergent Gestures



[emergent gestures]

...an aesthetic of pixelation
of a staccato stuttering
a freeze frame of harsh
disjuncture between moments

an incomplete integration
the coherence of the overall
is eroded as the scale becomes finer
and local patterns become more apparent.

the larger scale takes on
an increasingly florid and excessive posture
driven by the rigorous
indeterminacy of local interactions

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Basento Viaduct Simulation

[Kangaroo Simulation of the Basento Viaduct Structure designed by Sergio Musmeci]




Italian Engineer Sergio Musmeci's design for the Basento Viaduct (completed 1969) utilized a method of form-finding based on the stretching of tensile fabric to develop an optimized shape which was then constructed out of a continuous concrete shell structure. This methodology arrives at a form which presumably distributes stress more evenly than a more typical trussed or arched system.  The resulting viaduct structure creates fascinating interstitial spaces between the concrete membrane and the viaduct that it supports. Please visit the Funambulist post on the bridge to explore photos of the realized structure. Also see Arturo Tedeschi's version of the simulation.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Catenary Pavilion - Sketch

[Catenary Pavilion - Second Sketch]

Pier Structure Sketch

[Pier Structure]

Route Optimization

[Route Optimization]

Pavilion With Catenary Roof

 [Pavilion With Catenary Roof]

Friday, March 9, 2012

confused machine


[confused machine]

Friday, March 2, 2012

Rough Topo Model

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vignette of Facade Screen

[Facade Development for DBA]


A facade screen concept sketched out in grasshopper for my firm. It is based on a simple 90 degree twist to strips of aluminum connected via a cable + spacer system.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Walker Guest House


[Walker Guest House - Paul Rudolph]