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Pattern Recognition


Patterns are how we communicate, a notion that precedes even language and mathematics, the most basic conception of order and the very measure of intelligence. Pattern is the generalist’s parlance. Fittingly, pattern is also synonymous with the plan, model, and design itself.

This project interrogates that recent history of architecture replete with pattern. De Young Museum façade pattern is imported as a source code that is then translated into 3D analogical models. Starting from a two-layer model, the way to manipulate surfaces became more spatial and variable. A triangular shape is the basic element to generate a pattern for the model. By folding and assembling different sizes of triangles on the surface, it creates more possibilities of form. The pattern is translated into spatial expression of one part of trestle park in St. louis. 

Source Code & Map 

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Analogical Model 

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Translation Testing

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Expression - Trestle Shell

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Computational Seminar: 2013

Instructor: Andrew Colopy

Collaborator: Yao Li 

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