By Aneesh Carvalho , Xiao Jing and Dineet Sapra
The project is inspired by the Warehouse renovation project by Archi Union Architects in Shanghai. We explored the gradual rotations of each brick block so that when built as a wall, it produces wave patterns.
The grasshopper definition includes a graph mapper that governs the curvature of the wall, so that different configurations can be analysed to reach a structurally stable curve wall. the rotation of each brick is computed by the “sine” mathematical function.
Each iteration provides a varying degree of privacy which can be manipulated by the variables in grasshopper as per the design requirement.
The main challenge for this project was the structural stability of each iteration. The material we used was 2 ply chipboard, which when joined together to form a 4-sided box, raked to the sides because of lateral forces. However, the varying rotation angles formed by the stacking of bricks provided stability to the finished wall.
A greater amount of structural stability can be achieved by using materials like wood for the indivual building blocks.
Presentation with design variations: