REVERSE-ENGINEERING NED KAHN’S ‘ARTICULATED CLOUD’ The second phase of the case study analysis, as advised by the Cut/Develop experimentation, required the investigation of a definition series or sequence as a means to re-interpret or rather, reverse engineer a relevant case study, in this case, the Articulated Cloud by Ned Kahn. Using the associative inputs and outcomes, it was necessary to regenerate the architect’s design intent of textured or patterned repetition to facilitate a sense of depth and kinetic transitory which has become a primary aspect of Kahn’s work to date. Furthermore, these notions may materialise into an effective component in the development of our own concept and design proposal outcome as stipulated by the EOI brief.
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The snake skin is comprised of geometric shapes which through the utilisation of complex genetic algorithms, can be transposed into architecture, ultimately, to inform new and more complex and innovative design outcomes through the simulations of natural phenomena at the cellular, molecular or scalar level. Using the referenced the thumbnail image into the Image Sampler component on Grasshopper, the desired, reverse engineering outcome can be feasible. Along with the Attractor component, an produced effects of kinetics and patterning through depth, materializes into the intended qualities which inform the simulations of a surface being subjected to wind loads and other extraneous variables.
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