February 2014


Here is one of the students works of this semester’s parametric modeling elective course. We refer the first couple of hours in molding of concrete as its “alive” phase. During this phase, due to various reasons concrete sweats, respires and in a way contains an inner circulation of forces. This phase ends when concrete dries and hardens, creating a kind of its fossil. Air bubbles are frozen inside and some even are seeable from on surface. Just like human lung structure, concrete wall contains patterned random porous elements. We refer them as the “alveoli” of the wall. Other […]


I’ve been searching for a way to implement edge bundling on Grasshopper. It is an effective visualization technique to be used in connectivity diagrams. There are a couple of different approaches to this problem, and it is a nice way to analyse common paths within crowded graphs. I’ve found several entries in Grasshopper blog about this subject, but only implementing Kangaroo seemed to be a complete solution. My approach is of course not a scientific one, but after the application of Anemone it is now possible to model such iterative […]


Anemone is a simple but effective plug-in for Grasshopper that enables for loops. It has been a while, Hoopsnake succeeded in extending dataflow capacities of Grasshopper with recursion. However Anemone is much more user-friendly and easy to use. Below is my first test, yes it works! Here is the group page on Grasshopper. I hope this plug-in would be advanced more. I’ll try to return my old studies which are ceased because of the lack of this functionality. This is my Grasshopper test of Anemone (although it is very simple): [GHX:0.9.0069] […]


While preparing the Geometry yearbook, I picked these four patterns from the 4th week assignment, “Seamless Patterns”. I still love to see how these patterns are generated by students with very limited knowledge on computer and geometry. There are other posts about this assignment here and here. Below are four from this semester; Ceren Atik Zeynep Dutipek Ceren Atik Meltem Bayrak


200.000 words of “Ebru” placed according to the Contour Vectors of her image. “Firefly” is used to extract the vectors, however it takes 2 minutes to recalculate the graph. “Human” tools  is used to bake the texts with their color information. This is the limit of my Rhinoceros installation, way too insufficent to express what it is intended for.


From the website of Istanbul Modern Art Museum (here): DREAMS TO REALITIES Istanbul Modern hosts the third part of the VitrA Contemporary Architecture Series, initiated by VitrA and the Turkish Association of Architects in Private Practice.Focusing on commercial buildings and tourism buildings in previous years, the project aims to document, debate and form a platform for further work in the field of contemporary architecture in Turkey by concentrating on different structure types. This year’s exhibition invites the audience to think and develop dreams on education. Presenting education from the viewpoint […]


Here is a small paragraph from Deleuze’s famous text, “Difference and Repetition”. It is still very exciting to read these ideas; “…If repetition is possible, it is due to miracle rather than to law. It is against the law: against the similar form and the  equivalent content of law. If repetition can be found, even in nature, it is in the name of a power which affirms itself against the law, which works underneath laws, perhaps superior to laws. If repetition exists, it expresses at once a singularity opposed to […]


Unlike classical Pattern Deformation assignment discussed here and here, this time we asked students to explore deformations by using referential systems as a secondary space. They are expected to create variations on a regular pattern only by deforming its underpinning lattice. Below are three examples of this alternative assignment. I’m thinking about improving this exercise to three dimensions, seems very easy to implement by using cage editing commands of Rhino. Selin Işıldar Serra Uludağ Mine Güvenç