A truly bizarre world of potentially affective refractions and bulbous forms.
Here is the opening slide for my final, final review. Only 14 more to go...
This is where I imagine some of the seedier folks of London hanging around. It's kind of a cliche of how bridges are used, but seediness is one of the elements I was interested in preserving when re-conceiving the bridge.
The organization of this atmospheric landscape is based on dynamic simulations of flocking behavior that is injected with attractors to particular ideological flows. Essentially there is a desire in the flock to find certain organizations and to move in certain directions as influenced by a set of variables that consider ideas of site, agenda, space, and programmatic performance.
This is still sort of a sketchy plan, but the idea is to produce a landscape that replaces the functions of a bridge while adding a slew of programmatic opportunities.
These are the opening stills from my midterm
presentation at the AA in London. I’m playing around with an idea of
pseudo science, both as a joke and as an excuse to use a 1950's textbook graphic style (as influenced by Damien Hirst's most recent publication).
Another light study on a more complex surface. The refractive capacity of the surface is getting to a pretty interesting point via the variation in the component organization.
This animation shows the effect of light as it moves across the surfaces I'm developing.
Here are some better renderings of the high-refraction surfaces I'm developing.
These diagrams show the minimal surface components I'm developing attaching via edge to edge connections.
I’m working towards a geometry that maximizes refraction and albedo to the point that it is subsumed by its own effects. This is the first surface experiment that seems to be getting close to what I’m after. Its based loosely on the connection technique of the Schwartz H surface and optimized based on techniques that maximize albedo and reflection.
I’ve started the semester looking at three diverse spatial and organizational ideas, disruption pattern materials ( camouflage ), emergent behaviors, and minimal surfaces. You can learn more about minimal surfaces here. I’m really interested in how minimal surfaces allow for complex geometries with seamless edge to edge connections and am looking to explore this in concert with some ideas I’ve been working with on other types of topological systems.
We just had an informal review of our work so far this semester. I won't go into what this is all about, but I can tell you that it did not go over well.