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FORM TWO - CELLULAR GROWTH In order to maintain the formal and conceptual language of Form 1, I continued the exploration of organic qualities, growth, and dynamic movement. The word “organic” has connotations of being loose in form and free of a rigid system. However, architecture is defined by its systematic patterns and extreme rationality. I wanted to develop a form that would utilize this dichotomy harmoniously. Cellular growth utilizes both systematic patterns and organic qualities. I studied the cellular growth and created a set of criteria that defined the formal qualities of the organic growth process. This iterative process resulted in a series of modules that tesselate over the surface of form 1, creating a skin that appears to emerge from the form.

CELLULAR GROWTH -INTERLOCKING FORMS -REPEATING FORMS -VARIABLE MODULES -ORGANIC FORM -POROSITY

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ITERATION 1

HAS SOME OF THE CELLULAR GROWTH QUALITIES. LACKS INTERLOCKING AND ORGANIC FORMS

ITERATION 2

UTILIZES ALL CELLULAR GROWTH QUALITIES.

MODULAR CELLS

3D PRINTED MODULES DEMONSTRATE QUALITIES OF CELLULAR GROWTH. MODULES ARE TESSELATED ON SURFACE OF FORM 1

Alena Savera Architecture Portfolio  

The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015

Alena Savera Architecture Portfolio  

The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015

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