Expressive Form: A Conceptual Approach to Computational by Kostas Terzidis

By Kostas Terzidis

With the elevated use of desktops, structure has chanced on itself in the course of a plethora of attainable makes use of. This publication combines theoretical enquiry with useful implementation delivering a distinct standpoint at the use of pcs regarding architectureal shape and layout. Notions of exaggeration, hybrid, kinetic, algorithmic, fold and deform are tested from diverse issues of view: ancient, mathematical, philosophical or serious. Generously illustrated, this booklet is a resource of proposal for college kids and execs.

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Observation of change of form is associated with its physical growth, development, or decay. However, change itself is a constant measure. If everything changes at the same rate, the differential distance is constant, preventing change from being conceived. In contrast, sudden, abrupt, and unexpected are characteristics of change, whereas constant, smooth, and predicted are not. This implies that form itself can depict change through its own rate of deformation. If time consists of a succession of discrete instants, then change can be conceived as over-lapping or unfolding HYBRID FORM 27 deformations.

Practically, multiple mappings can be constructed between the elements of the two sets. For every element in one set, any element of the image set can be mapped. 2 A square is mapped to a triangle. While certain mappings appear to be more “natural” (above) than others (below), every mapping is a valid transformation between the two parent sets others, every mapping is a valid transformation between the two parent sets. A mutation is an unexpected alteration to the hybrid’s structure resulting in the creation of a new character or trait, not found in the parental type.

This hidden trans-dimensional property of the folding process has a high value in nature. Proteins fold and intertwine to connect and build larger structures. Snakes and fishes fold and unfold to slide. Almost any motion the human body performs is based on folding and unfolding. From eyelids and knees to fingers and jaws, human motion is almost exclusively based on folding and unfolding limbs. Even the most elaborate movements are essentially based on intricate collaborations of folding limbs. Animal evolution is often portrayed by a creature, such as a fish, growing legs and moving out of water to start erecting in posture as it grows more elaborate limbs that eventually allow it to stand up, differentiating the role between feet and hands.

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