Chien-Shuo Pai (Taiwan),
Nishanth Peethala (India),
Alberto Andres Herrera Salas (Columbia),
Kele Zhu (China)
Starting with the study of reconfigurable models, the project attempts to address a gap in the construction industry: the issue of assembly/disassembly as well as lightness in architecture. We believe through researching intrinsic geometrical properties of a component, combining with a discrete logic in computational generating environment, a constructional system where a certain intelligence is pre-embedded in the units can be created. Parallel to our research on geometry, an understanding of combinatorics has helped us to speculate on potential applications of aggregation and organisation. A prototypical system - an origami of spherical packing - was developed. This system will become the focus of the project in the future, and we aim to materialise this model in a site-specific architecture.