The role of recursivity, in architecture, has by far been majorly explored in terms of aesthetic functions. The third assignment of computational design focused on investigating applications of recursive strategies in more responsive and functional terms. As a case study, we were required to manipulate a part of the Mies van der Rohe pavilion reinterpreting one of its elements.

Hysteria is a generative form that grows from 3 or more polygon base and builds into a cascading form. On one of the partition walls of the pavilion, an array of this growing form has been visualized as a symbol of an organic growth of a creeper plant. This type of pattern can be used to generate partition systems sensitive to temperature changes outside. This change triggers the pattern to grow more dense or sparse as per the indoor comfort requirements.


HYSTERIA” is a project of IAAC, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed as part of the Computational Design course at the Master in Advanced Architecture program in 2017/18.

Student: Kavya Jose

Faculty: Aldo Sollazzo, Rodrigo Aguirre