Going off at a tangent

Generating tangents and perpendiculars

Organisation and arrangements


Extrapolating the geometry into structure


Development Axonometric – Three systems meeting – Walls, beams and roof


Python System Breakdown


Development model – reviewing wall to roof connections


Analysing different input curves and the generations



Classifying the spaces created



Implementing forced perspective into the structure


Development model – Full circle – roof begins to inform the plan


Radial structure – rationalising geometry and simplifying connections


Radial structure – integrating the flexible circulation system



Roof curvature – Two curves vs one – how this affects the section through spaces


Analysing the gradient of the roof – walkable vs non-walkable 


Full integrated python and grasshopper system



Radial roofscapes

After experimenting with a range of different input curves to see the different outcomes produced, I began to analyse the different types of spaces produced depending on the magnitude and type of curvature. From this I classified 5 different situations below, and started to visualise how the differing geometries affected the views within the spaces, the views out, and the conditions of the spaces.

curve tests.psd

From this I selected three of these conditions and started to explore the materiality and thickness of the spaces. I became interested in forced perspective and how I could apply this to the generated spaces to make shallow spaces feel deeper and vice versa. But also distort and effect the users experience of the space in different ways.


Within the three sectional models below, I explored both in section and perspective. Looking in section at how the beams and and roof could connect and sit within the walls, but also how the spacing could change to play with forced perspective. Then the sectional models would be combined to allow myself to visualise the views within the spaces and the views out from them. I took a step back from the previous model where I was looking at a continuous roof system and looked at each of the 3 modules individually to look at different ways I could structure the roofscape and play with the lighting of the spaces.