_The project explores the topology and design elements of Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona pavilion through an architectural element of its own.
_For this particular project, the architectural element chosen is the cruciform steel columns. As the partitional walls also serve as structural elements, the inner columns can be explored as a design and partition element for the pavilion.
_Inspired by the design of the Barcelona Chair situated in the building, the project aims to re-explore the potential and funcitonality of the columns as a recursive topology.


STEP 1: Get the cross section and the middle point of the column
STEP 2: Generate the trajectory line as parabolic path
STEP 3: Generate a pollar array around the column for new boundary
STEP 4: Draw the initial state for the curve to start loop
STEP 5: For each itinerary, get the closest points of the trajectory
STEP 6: For each itinerary, draw the next line of the trajectory
STEP 7: Move to the new closest points for each repeat
STEP 8: Generate random points inside the bounding box for variation
STEP 9: Merge the points from steps 5 and 8
STEP 10: Create the mesh from the loop output








Exploding Columns is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, in 2017-2018 by

Student: Cansu Cetin.
Tutors: Aldo Sollazzo, Rodrigo Aguirre