...toiling with the concept of form-driven architecture...
exploring process as product:
the creation of novel form through the parametric control of the process.
Tasked with utilizing profiles to create form, careful relationships were created to define the curves in order to precisely control and perfect the end result. The final form of a seemingly tightly draped box came as a result of one specific profile-lofting process within the iterations. The concept developed, fascinating in its visual implications – either visibly prominent or entirely receding across the structure. An underlying grid follows the undulation of each individual surface, much like pattern on draped fabric.
Both the form-finding and the pattern-making approaches take an unrevolutionary method and adjust it critically to reframe the concept. The ideas explored by the processes developed this semester allow for a tall building which never reveals itself the same way twice. The experiences inside the tower, in the ground plaza, and throughout the city each provide new insight into the exploration of these contemporary formal ideas. The manifestation of process-driven form allows for an understanding of the affordances provided by this approach.