With this project Hansmeyer hoped to answer the question, “If one moves away from these additive processes in architecture and moves to something that’s purely procedural, what kind of forms and shapes are possible?” The architect, who teaches at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, used Java to write the computer program employed to generate the shapes. “I don’t see an entire house being made of the columns, or at least not one I’d like to live in,” says Hansmeyer. “But I would like to see what else is possible.”
The columns will be on display at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea from September 2 through October 23, 2011.
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