MEGAN BLAINE

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Indeterminate Architecture

Scale, context, and usability, and program were presented as irrelevancies to the design, and were not to be taken into consideration. Because I had so little information about the architecture, I began to design with the natural biological logic of the Fibonacci Sequence.

I used the numerical growth pattern as an input for the duplication rules on a very simple NURBS curve. This duplication process transformed the geometric primitive into a submodule resembling the form of a naturally found shell.

Using the same duplication rules, I aggregated the submodule and created a larger module. This module also begins to resemble a naturally found biological form while also beginning to enclose and define a space.

What began as a curve became a surface, then a space.