EPICYCLOID

THREE BIFURCATED COLUMNS, ONE BRANCHING SYSTEM

What is an epicycloid?
This project uses an epicycloid to produce a series of columns and a branching system.
An epicycloid is a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle rolling on the 
exterior of another circle. 

   

 

01-Influential Works
Takis Kepsos; Electronic Urbanism (The interconnected city)


 
02-Structural Form Finding 
Following the principles of 3D Graphic Statics Systems

03-Profiles
Column catalouge based on an epicycloid profile.

05-Guide-Rails
Various rails (linear and bezier)

05-Branching System
Branching systems, organizing our columns into a tree system and using off-axis rotation as part of the bifurcation strategy.

 

04-Architectural Approach
Public Space, A Raised Ground & Canopy

 


05-Documentation
Fabrication Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bifurcation 2018
Tutors: Mark Burry, Rodrigo Aguirre 
Technical Support: Keesje Avis,  Ricardo Mayor, Sebastian Amorelli, Sujal K. Suresh 
Authors: Mario Espinoza, Lars Erik Elseth, Soroush Garivani, Nikoleta Nikolova, Baran Tehrani, Amin Ziaie Bigdeli