Jakub Trčka | Growing architecture
The project is based on principles of controlled growth of organic trees, which process is the abstraction of forms of exact technical approaches. It is a form of abstraction and aesthetization of technical approach in which the result is clear and predictable. It is not about the application of formal design principles, but about their artistic transformation.
In my work a try to focus on aesthetization in the form of symmetry and asymmetry. At the beginning of the work, seemed to be like suitable medium for the geometric background of symmetry, the knitting patterns. Which combine the fibrous structure as a whole geometry, and try to create a more solid geometry through the logic of connecting these segments. This geometry can also work vertically because of its stiffness, but it has to be a more solid material for its application.
This material could be, for example, ficus glaberima, as the plant with the highest rate of growth and strength and is practically usable in any environment. Controlled growth of this type of plant has been common for many years. The discipline of such growth is called wood-sculpture. It is basically based on a slowly growing of 100% of natural material, which is controlled in its density and direction in the framework of the requirements.
One of the most common ways to improve the spatial stiffness is so-called pleaching, which connects part of the branches, with the help of a variable gridd to directs the growth of the material so as to convert into the desired direction.
An example of this approach is the resulted geometry that collects the process of calculating the flow of forces (see columns 1 and 2) into which an agent system is located, and creating a second geometry that respects the resulting calculation from the previous step. This group, when the material is assigned, then creates the desired growed geometry that could transfer a specific load on the basis of real logic. I also think that the form of applying this geometry to a vertical construction is a sample archetype, of combination of aesthetics, proportions, and construction.
Finally. in a similar approach, of mechanical control of growing geometries, we could slowly increase the number of cities using different combined data and realtime inputs to achieve 100% natural urban geometries which reflects these requirements in form.