three faces: left reflect, natural, right reflect

For this study, the interior circulation of a residential building was mapped, by building a unique three-direction distance finding sensor and walking a continuous path through the building. This project began with two independant interests. The first: Artists who cast negative architectural space as solid, the second, the problem of siting a building at the transition between the two historical grids of Los Angeles. It was hoped that using the techniques of the former, one might express the odd and unique formal distortions which occur in the latter. Asymmetry is not merely the absence of symmetry, but the selective violation of symmetry. Here, an an algorythm was coded to draw a composition that occillates between symmetrical and asymmetrical modes.

 
 
symmetrical drawing armature
armature + range
 
begin: radial symmetry
 
asymmetrical variation
 
increased variation respecting basic symmetry
 
Hepburn Manor
space casting/mapping: Whiteread, Do-Ho Suh, Hantoum
 
Hepburn Manor: two floors
solid space model
sensor schematic
3 direction rangefinder
 
Hepburn Manor: two floors
solid space model

Asymmetry is not merely the absence of symmetry, but the selective violation and ajustments of mirror symmetry.

Investigation One: an asymmetry generationg script was coded to auto draw asymmetrical compositions.

Investigation Two: Casting interior space as solid, focusing on asymmetical buidlings straddling the two historical grids of LA

Asymmetricks