In an apocalyptic scenario, this species of algae evolved taking a crystallized form that allows it to continue photosynthesis. In search of favorable environments, it expands, leaving behind a fossilized form of its rigid shell, creating beautiful structures with blue tones that turn into water.

Fig.1 Algae phase A – 3D Growth system on the sculpture “Dawn” from Georg Kolbe.

The loop system consists of creating lines from certain planes taking as a reference a perimeter curve that is evaluated randomly each iteration to get a vector will be rotated (X)° randomly and move the point to assign a new location to continue growing…

In this case (Fig. 2) it is growing in 2D, in the next slides growth in 3D and controlled angle of rotation, as evaluated point, will also be shown.

Fig.2 Growth system in a 2D Circle

Algae Phases.Life Cycle

Fig.3 Different Phases and their representations

Types of Growth.Geometry

Fig.4 Different types of how the system can grow

2D Growth System.Random Rotation & Evaluation pt.

2D Growth System.Controlled Rotation and Evaluation Pt.

Fig.5 Growth system – 30° Vector rotation

3D Growth System.GIF

Fig.6 3D Growth System

PSEUDO CODE.Growth System


Fig.7 Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe

As part of the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona Spain, the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Mies van der Rohe, was the display of architecture’s modern movement to the world.





Fig.8 Front View


Fig.9 Top View


Fig.10 Isometric View


Fig.11 Artistic Render View

Fig.12 Render View

Fig.13 Render View

CATALOGUE.Different Configurations

Fig. 14 Configuration 1 – Angled controlled Growth

Fig. 15 Configuration 2 – Straight grow / Random angle

Fig. 16 Configuration 3 – Expanded Growth X2 / Flat Surfaces

Fig. 17 Configuration 3.5 – Expanded Growth / Flat Surfaces

Fig. 18 Configuration 4 – Pointy Growth / Vanishing on the top

CATALOGUE.Different Phase

Fig.19 Phase A – Living Organisms

Fig.20 Phase B – Transition between alive and transforming into fossil

Fig.21 Phase C – Fossilized structure


Fig.7  Gallery of ad Classics: Barcelona Pavilion / Mies van der Rohe – 23





Algorithmic Emergence // Proterocladus 2.0  is a project of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2020/2021 by:
Student: Uri Lewis Torres
Faculty: Rodrigo Aguirre | Faculty Assistant: Ashkan Foroughi