Friday, September 24, 2010

Optimally Packing Spheres: Week 2

This week we decided to take our criteria (optimally packing spheres/holds) and apply them in an architectural function; the green facade.

There are numerous benefits to green facades, including biofiltration of water and air, shade that protects the structural wall from erosion from sunlight, and an element of delight in an urban setting.

The model was cut on the laser cutter and then distorted using heat guns to achieve the freestanding structure

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