010104005 > |aggregation and crystals| Studies on packing and stacking; These experiments show component based basic 3 dimensional organizational structure studies. Attention is placed in the connection points between the components as these connections will determine the structural performance of the assemblages.

Experiment # N2.a Sphere packing study. The connection points between the spheres define the vertexes of the surfaces that are created when each sphere has more than 3 connections. The outcome of these rules is the generation of a connective tissue that will link the fittest (the more connected) spheres, generating a walkable surface.

Experiment # N2.b A 2 dimensional packing algorithm is set at different levels. Depending on the proximity between the fittest circles in the previous and next level, a cone is generated. By this process, the fittest cones stack on top of each other while touching the neighbour cones.

Opt #2.b1 Generates a continuous vertical cone stacking. These Columns vary in diameter and inclination, according to the distance to the next closest cone.
Opt #2b2 Shows an alternated stacking of cones. In this algorithm another rule has been added so that each cone knows in which level it is located and whether it has a cone below it. If there is a cone below it, the cone is not created. These structures are also structurally stable as the connection points between the cones will provide the possibility for alternated load transfers.

Experiment # N2 c By applying physics to a regular pipe lattice, and don’t allowing for collisions between the pipes to happen, a knotting or locking type of relationship is generated between the components. twisted, coiled and locked assembly structures.