Cosmic Congregations explores the potential of a single loop-based operation to create complex shapes. Operation – subdivision that splits face into smaller faces – is repeated several times and applied to a form. This process affects attributes such as degree of recursion, porosity, fractalization etc. and can be applied to different scales.


Hans Ruedi Giger 1

Michael Hansmeyer (2013) Digital Grotesque I 2

Process | Subdivision

Final Images


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Cosmic Congregations is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Master in Advanced Architecture 2019/20 by:
Students: Manan Jain, Anton Koshelev, Kristine Kuprijanova, Ivan Marchuk
Faculty: Angel Munoz