Design an embassy for Catalonia
with Erik Bauscher, Martin Struller
Visitors can see the processess happening in their state
Use the voronoi pattern to create an equal distribution of rooms
Do not use hard materials
Connect near points
Offset cells for space
Glass is held by steel mullions
Add ceiling and floor
Floor for heating
Ceiling for ventilation
Storage between cells
Multiple cells share one floor
Entrace to the building allows for a view of the structure
View from the inner courtyard
Inside the assembly hall with voronoi ceiling
Sample view inside the ambassadors apartment
For presenting the project to the professors at the university, we built two interactive installations to better illustrate our approach.
The first installation consisted of a novation launchpad connected to a swift app to explain the voronoi diagram interactively. Buttons toggle between being a point on the diagram when glowing, and being none when off. The shape of the diagram loosely represents the site plan.
The second consisted of a self-built midi controller connected to grasshopper script to modify the design of the embassy in real time. The vertical sliders change the floor heights, the horizontal one the space between rooms and the knob switches between different variations.