“Architect Yoshihiro Amano came up with the design for the Dear Jingumae Building after being asked to give the existing structure a new frontage that would allow it to stand out from its neighbors.

“We aimed at a design with a soft expression that would be favorably accepted by passersby while standing out from the surrounding buildings that tended to have physically hard expressions,” he explained.”

### Objective

The objective of this exercise is to write the pseudo code for the selected parametric facade and create 3 different variations of the facade by following the steps in the pseudo code.

### Pseudo Code

1. Create a Curve
2. Divide The Curve Into Equal Pieces
3. Create Vertical Lines From The Points That Have Created While Dividing The Curve Equal Pieces.
4. Create A Amplitude Factor For The Vectors Of The Vertical Line’s
5. Create The Vertical And Horizontal Contours To Make A Surface. Make Countour Lines Of The Surface
6. Create Linear Surfaces From The Contours
7. Create Different Variations With Changing The AmplitudeFactor

### Parts Of The Pseudo Code In Grasshopper Script

•  Create a Curve- Divide The Curve Into Equal Pieces

• Create Vertical Lines From The Points That Have Created While Dividing The Curve Equal Pieces-
•  Create A Amplitude Factor For The Vectors Of The Vertical Line’s

• Create The Vertical And Horizontal Contours To Make A Surface

•  Make Countour Lines Of The Surface-7. Create Linear Surfaces From The Contours

• General Script

### Variations Of The Design

##### 1st Variation

Instead of using “LOFT” command between two contour lines, I used the “PIPE” command and change the amplitude factor to create a variation of the selected facade.

##### 2nd Variation

In this variation, I tried to create a hexagonal surface and followed along the contour that has been created before. Also, the chance to manipulate the curves gave more option to modify the design.

##### 3rd Variation

As a last variation tried to maximize the thickness of the linear surfaces to create a more opaque facade. With the help of data management, it was possible to re-parameterize the contour lines and modify them.

Computational Design // Assignment 1 is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2018 by:
Student: Yi?italp Behram
Faculty:  Rodrigo Aguirre, David Andres Leon
Assistant: Daniil Koshelyuk

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