Former MSc Student| PhD Researcher at ETH Zürich, Block Research Group
My research re-imagines tessellations to form the foundation of a methodology and to become vaulted ceilings. A feed-forward workflow embeds structural performance into the form generation by integrating and predicting the structural design, rather searching for it. The power of the pattern comes to fruition with the introduction of a shape grammar which is based on the topology of the tessellation. The final step of validation is done by casting 1:1 block prototypes as well as 3D-printing the full form. The resulting methodology reimagines the relationship between block construction, modularity, and generative design, while being an ode to the power patterns. This research was a continuation of my work in the course EARTHY. The complete thesis is under a temporary embargo until we publish the results of the research in a peer-reviewed journal article that is in preparation.
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