A very comprehensive book on form finding and optimization in architecture, it collects several works by emerging researchers in the field along with others. Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block and Chris Williams investigate well-known architectures such as the roofing for the inner courtyard of the Maritime Dutch Museum or the Queen Elizabeth II courtyard in the British Museum.
I’ve been playing with patterns on surfaces and this example shows best the possible situations. I’m creating holes in a generic surface, aligned to a certain direction which I change during the video. The holes also change diameter according to the local Gaussian curvature. Of course the holes are not circular, but circles mapped to the local uv-mapping, otherwise what fun is it? :)
Google and the Barbican organize an installation all dedicated to “art made with code”, from July 3rd to September 14th 2014. But the very best part is that anyone can participate in the contest and get the chance to have his/her art exposed (and 25k £ as prize), along with other major artists! Continue reading