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  • n-Natures

    n-Natures
    providenceRHODE ISLAND

    project team: open source architecture, jbohn & associates, dr. edward mosteig

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    open sourceARCHITECTURE: n-Natures is a research collaboration between architects, designers, mathematicians and computer scientists. based on the study of the riemann zeta function, the centerpiece of one of the great mysteries in pure mathematics, a series of computed variations has been generated in mathematica software. the tensile-based model aims at transforming the rigid grid of the exhibition room into a soft organization of colors and patterns. beyond its formal expression,


    n-natures reflects behavioral patterns that emerge out of the density of strings, its own materiality and the presence of irregularities in the existing space. these behaviors are coded according to a series of colors that are embedded in the computational protocol.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    osA: mathematical functions, ilya prigogine, naum gabo, traditional drafting techniques for ship hulls

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    osA: sanford kwinter, antoine picon

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    osA: casey reas, greg lynn, r&sie

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