Monday, January 21, 2008

Tessellation Planning for Arab Lands (Preview)

I'm sorry that my posts are less frequent this year. But I haven't been idle!

This is a preview of a video that I will post soon. It is based on a preliminary proposal to a developer for a projevt in Oman.

It is still early days; the ideas are still tentative. But I'm working on the idea that dwellings and human settlements all round the world are similar in some respects and different in others. There is always a tension between the two - the universal and the particular.

There are not many things more universal than geometry, and what I'm doing is developing an alternative not only to the rectilinear grid, but also to the simulation of "organic" forms.

For a real project, a more thorough understanding of local culture, climate and practices, as well as meaningful local involvement would be required.

1 comment:

Kyle and Svet Keeton said...

Fantastic ideas. Will they become reality? Very nice designs.

Looks like I can find something nice to live in even if its not round.