Back in summer 2009 architecture practice MOS installed a series of large furry cone structures called ‘The Afterparty’ at PS1 space. David Lu designed a Processing application that would inform the design of these architectural forms. Rather than adopting a traditions of using a standard 3D application, The Afterparty.app allows a limited set of forms to appear and intersect with one another to drive and derive a spatial composition.
The first iteration (source code) of the tool was a manual system in which one can draw three-dimensional cone-like huts in a simple gestural way. The 2nd iteration was an explicitly generative one. This small animation investigates how a mutating voronoi grid can be used to generate a constantly morphing set of buildings in plan view. The 3rd iteration represents cells (polygons) within the voronoi grid as furry, 3-dimensional cones.
Posted on: 23/11/2009
Posted in: Processing