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P5_Trey Meyer 03_Margot Shafran 03

P4_Trey Meyer & Margot Shafran

Process images of the construction of our skyscraper. The building is constructed by a combination of laser cut elements that will be stacked, waffled and folded to create a section of the total form.

Curve/Spline and Utility/Bezier Span

The Bezier Span tool allows you to create a curve from inputting two end points. By creating vectors you can change the direction and magnitude of the curvature of the curve. Therefore to use this tool, you must determine the curve start point (A), a curve endpoint (B), the directional vector to control the curve near point A (At), and the directional vector to control the curve near point B (Bt). By manipulating these factors you can control the shape of your curve. The outputs of this tool are: the resulting Bezier span (C), the curve length (L), and the curve domain (D).

03_Margot Shafran

Bezier Pan

p2_Trey Meyer_03 & Margot Shafran_03

p1_Margot Shafran_01

This skyscraper is made up of a cluster of pods, mimicking the mangrove tree. As such, it takes inspiration from the evolving element in nature. The pods support both housing and cultural elements necessary to sustain an urban ecosystem, but also the adaptive quality enabling the skyscraper to adjust and transform according to the specific urban and social character of the site. The forms of crisscrossing spirals found in nature help to define this designs parametric quality so that it is responsive to the urban ecology.  While also dealing with the intricacies of the buildings form and ability to adapt, this project also deals with the issues regarding how the building meets the ground and its connectivity with the larger area.  A new ground level has been designed based on the potential directionality of human circulation within and around the site.
This project questions how society is currently housed and proposes a new solution to the consequences of urban sprawls and isolated existences.  These skyscrapers formed from pods provide both housing and cultural spaces, which can enable greater connectivity between peoples.
http://www.greendiary.com/entry/futiristic-spiraling-pod-city-mimics-a-mangrove-tree/

This skyscraper is made up of a cluster of pods, mimicking the mangrove tree. As such, it takes inspiration from the evolving element in nature. The pods support both housing and cultural elements necessary to sustain an urban ecosystem, but also the adaptive quality enabling the skyscraper to adjust and transform according to the specific urban and social character of the site. The forms of crisscrossing spirals found in nature help to define this designs parametric quality so that it is responsive to the urban ecology.  While also dealing with the intricacies of the buildings form and ability to adapt, this project also deals with the issues regarding how the building meets the ground and its connectivity with the larger area.  A new ground level has been designed based on the potential directionality of human circulation within and around the site.
This project questions how society is currently housed and proposes a new solution to the consequences of urban sprawls and isolated existences.  These skyscrapers formed from pods provide both housing and cultural spaces, which can enable greater connectivity between peoples.

http://www.greendiary.com/entry/futiristic-spiraling-pod-city-mimics-a-mangrove-tree/