# RECURSIVE GROWTH – HANGING GARDEN

In architecture, the role of recursivity has been translated often into a merely aesthetical exploration rather than for solving complex problems with simple rules. The aim of the assignment was to investigate applications and implications of looping and recursive strategies to reframe the generation of architectural spaces.

The goal of the assignment was to intervene a part of the Mies van der Rohe pavilion and propose an architectural installation applying recursive systems which resembles how would nature proliferate in a contained environment (take over the space).

**CONCEPT – HANGING GARDEN **

Design intent was to create a natural recursive growth. The conceptual idea was hanging gardens. The hanging gardens was hanged from any structure either aesthetically or a structural elements.

The project simulates the growth of the structure (branches) and the container carying the plants from the ground plane to the roof height of the building. The chosen architectural space was the huge open area which is covered by a water in the entrance of Mies van der Rohe pavillion. The idea can also be depicted as fruits hanging from the branches of the tree.

## PSEUDO CODE :

**BASE GEOMETRY CREATION :**

1. Create any curve closed or open (any shape)

2. Divide the curve into required number of points or explode the curve based on the intersections of points.

3. Create a mesh sphere in each points on the curve.

**LOOP FUNCTIONS (ITERATIONS) :**

4. Scale the curve based on the center in a decreasing factor

5. Move the scaled geometry in the downward movement.

6. Explode the curve and select points based on a certain pattern to create branches.

7. using Line SDL create a new curve with a desired length in any direction.

8. Scale the curve based on the parameters of the first curve

9. Move the scaled curve.

10. Repetitions of the first loop with both curves.

11. Merge the curves and create mesh sphere on each points in the curves.

**POST PROCESS :**

12. Create a pipe on the curves for the thickness of the frame.

**RENDERS :**

**Recursive Growth** is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture for S0.5 Computational Design Course in 2018/19 by:

Student: MANOJRAJ MANACHANALLUR RAJU PERIYASAMY

Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre

Assistant: Daniil Koshelyuk, Nikoleta Mougkasi