Intro

Polyhedron 1

The intention of this exploration is to find out a way to develop an architectural form which depart from a single component. This unit must be versatile in order to adopt different kind of conditions in the space: as a wall, floor or volumes. More over, it can be ornament and structure. It can also adopt different scales and grow in geometric progression, so the result is organic and free to behave. Following this idea, the qualities of several polyhedra are being explored.

A

B

C

Note: The highlighted polyhedra were chosen to be developed. The A model are on research at this moment.

B

The component was reproduced many times, rotating it in the three axes. A sense of deepness came up when the surface is formed. The component cannot be recognized until you get close.

B

B

Here is an attempt to explore what would happen if a component has different behaviors, like being a volume or a 2D surface.

It was also explored the versatility of the component when it has different dispositions and scales in the space.

C

2. Primitive Polyhedra In this case, the idea is to join in an organic and coherent form this tree polyhedra: icosahedron, tetrahedron and octahedron. Although this idea is still in process, different kind of ornaments and arrangement were tried with the components separately.

F

E

D

Different kinds of organization were tried reproducing a single tetrahedron. It was interesting the result when the multiplication of the components are not fixed to a certain kind of alignment, but also they have a free disposition in the space.

D

This component is quite interesting due to its geometry. A sense of deepness can be found in this surface, and yet it can be perceived in both faces. The surface acquire an homogeneous quality and the component cannot be recognized until we get closer to the wall.

E

The intention here was to prove the flexibility of the Component F reproducing and linking it in different ways: displacing in the x axis, alternating the sides of the component, rotating it in its three axes, while is being reproduced.

F

Other possibilities of Component F, join two pieces in order to become a unit and then reproducing this one in different ways.

F

3. Dodecahedron

G H,I The focus with Components H and I was to explore how the components can be joined together by themselves. In the case of Component G, the focus was on its behavior in different surface conditions.

The same component was designing with two kinds of apertures and then tried to connect one to the other in many ways. The attempt was not successful. It must continue on development.

H,I

4. Cube

Following the same idea of the polyhedra already shown, different shapes departed from a cube are in the process of being explored.

First explorations with polyhedra

Several polyhedra are being explored in order to find out a component or a unit that can be the starter for an architectural project.