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Simple Complexity

 Research

Research

 

{ In a world were original ideas are hard to find, it is important to speculate the excising methods and seek inspiration. }

“Revealing the Simple Complexity” is a series of explorations which investigates the wonders of Persian patterns and develops its principles through generative and interactive design. My explorations have tried to uncover simple ways in which we could rethink complicated form finding strategies, and suggests a new direction for future explorations in interactive and generative architecture.

 
 

The following video is a brief presentation of my explorations and essentially my M.Arch Thesis.

 
 
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 Explorations

 

After carefully studying the underlaying mathematical principles of the traditional Persian patterns, I began replicating the same basic patterns. With a similar algorithm to these patterns I then shifted directions to create interesting composition and forms.

 
 

Exploration 1 : Replication | Grid Studies

First series of my exploration consists replicating the basic geometry seen in Persian patterns. In this stage I was finding interesting relationships between the positive and negative spaces in the patterns.

 
 
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Exploration 2 : Layering

A characteristic seen in the Persian patterns is layering, which I  investigated through code. By layering the polygons, without any intersection, three dimensional cluster looking forms appear. Different tones of the dominant color are created due to the opacity of each polygon.

 
 
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Exploration 3 : Kinetic Studies

These explorations, rather than being two-dimensional and decorative, borrow the two-dimensional principles from Persian patterns to produce three-dimensional constructs that suggest spatial form.

 
 
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Exploration 5 : Form Follows Movement

To explore variety in the movement and to challenge the outputs, in some cases like this example, I used random numbers in parts of the code. In examples where a particular form was desired, specific numbers had to be assigned.

 
 
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Exploration 6: Preserving Memories | The Foot Print Effect

Interesting graphics appear when the code allows for movement to be tracked, leaving a foot print behind. This method of creating form, suggests a new drawing technique for conceptual illustrations.

 
 
 
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 Architectural Manifestation

 
 

Interactive Arena | Human Interaction

This visualization suggests possibilities for the design development of a public arena. The spaces can be adjusted based on the activity type and the crowd population. 

 
 
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Off-road Shelter | Environmental Interaction 

This visualization hints the possibility for an environmental interaction with the cone shaped huts. The shelters are sensitive to temperature and light with the louver system adjusting to changes in the environment.

 
 
 
 
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VR | AR Interactions

Virtual Reality is becoming more tangible and interactive design is finding a place in this area. Virtual and augmented reality frees architects and designers from structural and physical constraints and allows them to create spaces with a new perspective.

 
 
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