Category Archives: Theory

Repeat/randomize – Replicating an organism’s growth process and using it as a construction method

By Ludvig Hofsten Fractal patterns Nature is complex yet simple, full of variation yet repetitive. Let’s have a look at the shapes below: All of the shapes above are based on a mathematical/natural phenomenon called fractals. A fractal is a pattern

Repeat/randomize – Replicating an organism’s growth process and using it as a construction method

By Ludvig Hofsten Fractal patterns Nature is complex yet simple, full of variation yet repetitive. Let’s have a look at the shapes below: All of the shapes above are based on a mathematical/natural phenomenon called fractals. A fractal is a pattern

Fascination colour -Responsive skin

My research focuses on how to use the wavelengths of light, the phenomenon of ectotherms and how to translate it into architecture. I decided to concentrate on the phenomenon of ectotherms; animals who have specialised cells that enable colour change

Fascination colour -Responsive skin

My research focuses on how to use the wavelengths of light, the phenomenon of ectotherms and how to translate it into architecture. I decided to concentrate on the phenomenon of ectotherms; animals who have specialised cells that enable colour change

Lobster eyes with mirror optics

The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes. The human eye works with refraction, bending of light by a lens. The interesting part in this is to take this

Lobster eyes with mirror optics

The eye of a lobster focuses reflected light onto the retina using a perfect geometric configuration of square tubes. The human eye works with refraction, bending of light by a lens. The interesting part in this is to take this

The Desert Locust: Swarm Behavior

The desert locust is a native species to the dunes of Morocco. Can its behavior be used and simulated in parametric design to create new types of form? The widespread presence of the desert locust is contributing to massive loss

The Desert Locust: Swarm Behavior

The desert locust is a native species to the dunes of Morocco. Can its behavior be used and simulated in parametric design to create new types of form? The widespread presence of the desert locust is contributing to massive loss

Dynamic envelope

The pinecone and ice plant disperse their seeds in an artistic way – folding and unfolding like origami. Pinecone Even though the cells of a pinecone are dead when it has fallen from the tree, the scales are still able

Dynamic envelope

The pinecone and ice plant disperse their seeds in an artistic way – folding and unfolding like origami. Pinecone Even though the cells of a pinecone are dead when it has fallen from the tree, the scales are still able

Islamic geometry

The use of mathematics, especially geometry, in Islamic architecture and art is very common and quite sophisticated. My research is focused on the so called girih tiles, which are decorative geometric patterns. The goal is to explore how they are

Islamic geometry

The use of mathematics, especially geometry, in Islamic architecture and art is very common and quite sophisticated. My research is focused on the so called girih tiles, which are decorative geometric patterns. The goal is to explore how they are

Keeping Cool with Wrinkles and Folds

Elephants are huge animals, naturally occuring in some warm places of our world where they sometimes take long walks through very arid environments. The extraordinary conditions embedded in their habitat calls upon the question of how to cool down in an effective

Keeping Cool with Wrinkles and Folds

Elephants are huge animals, naturally occuring in some warm places of our world where they sometimes take long walks through very arid environments. The extraordinary conditions embedded in their habitat calls upon the question of how to cool down in an effective

Bush Mashrabiya

    ”The Desert holly has some special strategies for dealing with sunlight in the desert. It needs the sunlight to photosynthesis, but could get too much sun. The desert holly’s leaves are tilted at an high angle so it

Bush Mashrabiya

    ”The Desert holly has some special strategies for dealing with sunlight in the desert. It needs the sunlight to photosynthesis, but could get too much sun. The desert holly’s leaves are tilted at an high angle so it

The Granary of Rome:

Hundreds of Roman settlements and cities bear witness to an unprecedented period of prosperity for Northern Africa during the period. They point to a time when the population and production of North Africa was unmatched. The Romans created a rich

The Granary of Rome:

Hundreds of Roman settlements and cities bear witness to an unprecedented period of prosperity for Northern Africa during the period. They point to a time when the population and production of North Africa was unmatched. The Romans created a rich

Weather Acoustics

“Earth is a solar powered jukebox” – Gordon W. Hempton Sound as a natural acoustic phenomenon is an exploration which involves the study of weather, environment and natural landscapes. In human nature, the fascination with sound is often derived from a

Weather Acoustics

“Earth is a solar powered jukebox” – Gordon W. Hempton Sound as a natural acoustic phenomenon is an exploration which involves the study of weather, environment and natural landscapes. In human nature, the fascination with sound is often derived from a