Recursion in mathematics is stated as a function that is defined by being applied within itself. In other words, the initial conditions are repeated in itself until a satisfactory outcome has been achieved. The power of recursion evi – dently lies in the possibility of defining an infinite set of objects by a finite statement.
In architecture, the role of recursivity has been translated often into a merely aesthetical exploration rather than for solving complex problems with simple rules. This assignment wants to investigate applications and implications of looping and recursive strategies to reframe the generation of architectural spaces.

Inspiration from Nature


Inspiration from Design

Inspiration from Robotics & Additive Manufacturing 

Development of the Algorithm [Pseudo Code]

1 – Location of the origin of the MycoNenufar base

2 – Specify radio of the circle

3 – Divide the circle in points

4 – Each point will be converted in dynamic agent

5 – Apply forces to the agents (Spin + Vertical Forces)

6 – Recursive Growth Point 5 >>>

7 – Materialize the tool path made by agents in 3D Object


Mykonenufar in Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion >>>

Recursive Growth // Force of Circulation is a project of IaaC,

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2018/19 by:

Student: Ignacio Bedia Pastor

Tutor: Rodrigo Aguirre

Assistant: Daniil Koshelyuk ,Nikoleta Mougkasi