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Closed is a very simple tool to determine if a specific curve is closed or open. The tool will either state True or False, True meaning that the curve is closed. There are various ways to close a curve. I went one of the more simpler paths by connecting the two open end points and joining them using the line tool.

The first image is of the curve open and the second is of the curve closed.

Here is the GH file— Closed

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Portuguese firm OODA’s proposal for Busan’s Opera House effortlessly blends and becomes part of the existing landscape. It beautifully blurs the edge between interior and exterior space, creating a very fluid form. “Natural light, cross ventilation, access and views become the key operators of the transition between interior and exterior.” Seashells, music, and the butterfly typical pacific fish were some of the inspirations for the form of the building, causing the building to exemplify its own “unique charm and identity. The formal image with its vibrant and meaningful presence helps to create a brand new-age landmark for South Korea as a strong symbolic voice to the world.”

The fluid and continuous form of the exterior envelope not only integrates the building with the natural topography but also contains the multiple levels of program, which includes the auditorium, multi-purpose theatre, and auxiliary facilities. The Opera Auditorium is unique in the fact that it can rotate around itself, therefore able to operate as an intimate concert hall or a grand stage “allowing to have audiences all around.” This is an innovative concept is what intrigued me most about this project. It allows flexibility and efficiency within such a contained and sculpted complex. It would be interesting to create such flexible and versatile spaces within a skyscraper, which are seemingly very structured and sculpted.