generative modeling for Rhino
This video is prepared for the CAAD group in the university of Liverpool. My goal was to design a portable, adaptable and movable canopy based on octagonal Islamic star pattern. The question raised to solve was the space problem of those who pray together in mosques under any weather conditions. While stepping up for a solution, learning Grasshopper was the target to reach.
The first definition is downloaded from Jennifer Coppin's weblog. Then it was regenerated in Grasshopper to learn how it works. Having influenced by Daniel Piker's Kangaroo video, I was in the pursuit of a new definition. The whole definition was finally completed after a few days of work.
I then looked for a tangible result which might be a stimulus to produce a canopy which is adaptable. The result, as it is rendered, was not satisfactory but a bright idea happened to me having seen the examples of Islamic calligraphy. It was then a question if there is a correlation between Islamic calligraphy and star patterns in terms of geometrical base or as a part of a holistic and unconscious approach.
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