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DISINTEGRATION AND FORMATION OF ORGANIC FORMS

Research / Installations
 
 

Geometry, physics and digital technologies are the main inspirations for this project. Physical composition (Solidification, Formation and Disintegration) – these are processes that develop, discover and find new shapes, forms, architectural rhythms and structures. Organic shapes were chosen for this project because of the natural affinity people have towards curves; based on a research led by psychologist Oshin Vartanian at the University of Toronto at Scarborough. A much higher percentage of participants chose curved design as more attractive than angled design. It was found that people’s preference towards curved lines versus straight lines with hard angles is not simply a matter of taste, but connects to neurological processes in the brain. Brain activity measured higher in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex when subjects viewed curved shapes compared to angled shapes.

 

The main goal is to create a systematic design strategy to find ductile and structural solutions for the complex shapes. The idea is to develop complex amorphic shapes, and then to reduce them to multiple more simple shapes in order to reform them into complete structures. For example, to imagine a liquid shape, such as a free forming puddle of water, and disintegrate it into ovoids, then develop a more 3D solid structure. Everything in the Universe has a shape that consists of smaller units that are related to each other. I find it quite interesting, how shapes and forms find themselves in space and how other elements relate to them.  It is quite impressive that a variety of digital software has become a strong tool in developing organic and curved shapes; breaking them apart, modifying and synthesizing them according to the main idea of this project.