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
HAS SOME OF THE CELLULAR GROWTH QUALITIES. LACKS INTERLOCKING AND ORGANIC FORMS
UTILIZES ALL CELLULAR GROWTH QUALITIES.
3D PRINTED MODULES DEMONSTRATE QUALITIES OF CELLULAR GROWTH. MODULES ARE TESSELATED ON SURFACE OF FORM 1
The University of Texas School of Architecture UTSOA 2015