ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture
Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, Prof. Ludger HOVESTADT
critics: Benjamin DILLENBURGER, Michael HANSMEYER, & Hua HAO
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Hua HAO: In this course the students developed a computer-based approach to designing strongly articulated spaces. Those spaces should be defined containing an unseen density of information. We sought high-resolution architectures with imaginative and previously unseen space impressions.
The students worked with the methodology of “Mesh Grammars,” a formal language for evolving forms based on Mesh-geometry. Not only single objects but also entire families of structures are calculated by the computer. Their spatial complexity is unachievable—and perhaps even inconceivable—using traditional means.
The students worked with the Processing programming environment.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
HH: Michael Hansmeyer, who explores subdivision algorithms for novel articulations with millions of facets.
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