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Exploring Varying Degrees of Permeability

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Fourth Year, 2014


 The research was focused on how to parametrically achieve a certain level of fibrosity in building materials. The explorations were carried out in 3D modelling software through algorithmic scripting, which allowed to plays with volumetric transitions, obtaining a certain degree of permeability. By distorting the density of the material, lustrous volumetric mutations start emerging. It is this perversion of the compactness of the substance that allows a certain degree of dematerialisation to be perceived.


In order to create such fluctuating degrees of permeability, the material is distorted, creating asymmetric symmetries and blurring the transition between elements. As a result, it appears as though there is an active and ongoing fibrous growth.

Advisors: Marcos Cruz, Marjan Colletti and Richard Beckett

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