Part 1- Concept+ diagram
The following drawings review the conceptual thinking and design process of the installation at the AIA San Francisco in 2016.
The process initiated by using parametric software to divide a box into 3d cellular segments. The connectivity diagram between these space segments is a non- hierarchical circulation path that instigates a notion of network as we experience in the social media. Each cell has more overlapping possibilities with others in this organization system, than that of an orthogonal, linear one.
In this organization system, each cell or room has access to its immediate neighbor, and to the entire system. There is no hallway or a main vein, every space is autonomous and equal in- terms of hierarchy. This organization system resembles the way brain cells operate as well. Each cell only sends signals to the adjacent ones around it but because there are many of them, a tremendously complex network emerges from this simple adjacency rule.
The cells are given surface enclosure and access corridors to the adjacent ones in Grasshopper. By changing parametric values of corridors’ lengths and wideness, as well as the cell sizes themselves, a secondary layer of void space emerges.
Human body is made of subdivided mesh polygons, embedded with DNA. Smoothing is a mathematical growth of the number of polygons within a confined entity. Very similar to the division process of the box in the beginning, subdivision or mesh smoothing makes the cells’ surfaces more informed. By following similar process of refining geometric data in this diagram, we gain organic shapes that are more similar to our bodies and natural environment. How does it feel to be inside a space that is made of similar geometry as our bodies?