suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Virginia MELNYK: The “Y” proposal uses a simple component in the shape of a small branch or the letter “Y”. This single unit is connected together at the ends allowing it to expand and grow to fill the window front. Using L systems to generate a growth with in a constrained bounding box shaping y to fill the box until the growth has exhausted all options.
The proposal consist of various materials to build strength at the base of the design and lighten at the ends. These different materials give Y a playful and collective appearance, and acknowledge the organization of the branching. Y is a simple design, Y is easy to construct, yet Y holds the ability to grow into a complex accumulation of possibilities.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
VM: Plant growth, L-systems, components, and patterns; the artwork of Tara Donovan.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
VM: Listening to m83 and the xx; watching Watchmen and Cloud Atlas.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
VM: Thomas Heatherwick, Ali Rahim, and Sou Fujimoto.
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