The Topological Study of Form

Visual Studies

Fall 2012 + Spring 2013

José Sánchez, instructor

Architectural form has traditionally been implemented neglecting the mathematical underlay of post-Euclidean geometry. With the advent of advanced time-based computer modeling techniques, architects are able to embed quantifiable data into the architectural design process. Using the inherent dynamics of the architectural program, we can generate traditional diagrams. Since these diagrams carry the ever-changing programmatic behavior of a building, generative geometry derived from programmatic connections allow designers to create unique geometrical formations. Based on this approach to design, this course studied morphology using the time-based mathematical models inherent in modern software-based digital tools.

Courtney Hunt A
Jochen Hartmann B
Wenyu Jiang, Jiayuan Liu + Yifu Sun C/D/E
Heeyun Kim F/G/H/I/J/K