© 2015 by Maria Esteban Casañas

TRANSITIONS

Exploring Varying Degrees of Permeability

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

RIBA Part II

 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