Recursive topologies

The assignment aimed at selecting an element from the Meis van der Rohe pavilion to create an iterative loop to amplify the function of the space. The roof served as the best example to be extended over the pool. The geometry thus produced serves as a screen which reacts to the sunlight and individual panel opens and closes.



Design Strategies:

  1. Interpolating three points to allow the recursive growth.

2. Each panel reacts to the sunlight to open and close.

3. The iterations of this simple geometry lead to a complex but functional screening of the pool.


Recursive topologies is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at MAA01 in 2017 by:
Student: Ipsita Datta
Faculty: Aldo Sollazzo, Rodrigo Aguirre