The focus of the Assignment is to propose an architectural element at Mies van der Rohe pavilion by applying recursive growth systems.

Propagating Surfaces



To design a façade that controls the intensity of light  in the Barcelona pavilion.


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Step 1 -Defining the space by drawing line where there is high intensity of light passes

Step 2 -Extruding surface from line

Step 3 – Dividing surfaces with hexagonal grid

Step 4 – Offsetting the surface

Step 5 – Scaling the surface and moving the scaled surface

Step 6 – Lofting between the extruded surface curve and the scaled surface curve

Step 7 – Repeating the process of scaling, moving and lofting with anemone for creating more iterations

Iteration 1

Iteration 2

Iteration 3



Grasshopper Script



Algorithmic EmergencePropagating Surfaces is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture 2020/21 by student: Ashwin Parandhaman and faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre and Faculty Assistant: Ashkan Foroughi Dehnav