Project II: Parametric Modules for a Reading Nook.

Studying the degree of Geometric (in) efficiencies to use as a module for my reading nook.

1. Circles are inefficient with many opening between the geometric forms. This geometry can only shares up to four points, where the circle’s tangent of each quadrant meets another circle.

bio circles2. Organic Forms are more free form but are a kind of one-trick-pony.bio organic forms

“It is a mathematical truth, that there are only three geometrical figures with equal sides that can fit together on a flat surface without leaving gaps: equilateral triangles, squares and hexagons.” -Alan Lightman, Physicist and Author

 

3. Equilateral Triangles are efficient because they fit perfect within one another and share all three sides.bio-triangles

4. Squares are even more efficient because they fit perfect within one another and share all four sides. bio squares

5. Hexagons are the most efficient shape in nature. They fit perfect within one another and share all six sides. According to Marcus Terentius Varro’s Honeycomb Conjecture, Varro believed that a hexagon shape would have  “the smallest total perimeter.”

Hexagons require the least amount of material to create the most volumetric space.

bio hexagons

 

Revised Design based on new Geometry:

revised design

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s