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The Dissolved Wall, ETH Zurich, 2006-2007
Elective Course
In this investigation of screen structures, we extended the vocabulary of aperture forms. These could now take on any desired form, including irregular ones, and have plastically deformed reveals. Using algorithmic tools, the students placed points on the walls surface. From this field of points, the mathematical method of the Voronoi diagram was then used to derive a polygonal division of the surfaces which, mapped on both sides and connected to each other, produced a two-and-a-half-dimensional grid structure. By shifting the points on the front and back of the wall, one could plastically deform the reveals of the apertures and thus shape the screen structure.
Credits:
Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Daniel Kobel (project lead), Ralph Brtschi, Michael lyrenmann
Students: Philip Brm, Kai Franz, Georg Krummenacher, Andri Lscher, Daniel Ltolf, Ivo Piazza, Alexandr Prusakov, Christoph Rauhut, Thomas Summermatter, Mulan Sun, Matthias Thaler, Darryl Trotter

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