Archinect - Architecture is... 2014-08-01T08:16:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/72402756/what-if What if? RGX_MERCADO 2013-05-03T04:23:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T20:58:18-04:00 <p> As being very behind on blogging, I have plenty of emerging trends and ideas I want to share. Ill be brief on this one...</p> <p> School project at Cal Poly, exploring prefabrication residential units in a skyscraper. The skyscraper was massed and scripted initially in grasshopper and then taken into studio max for final output. The internal programmatic components explore agriculture, aquaculture, and the sustained symbiotically relationship between the two. The tower had theory of explorations such as, fish farming in a skyscraper environment to how vegetation could create a filtration system for the aquaculture. Tectonic explorations were, that which explored the prefabrication methods. As well, how digital fabrication could help optimize design for economical and sustainable purposes. Case in point, using grasshopper with geco to create a permeable skin that reacts to the sun. All in all, being young in the profession and in school allows for the "what if" thoughts to be explored . ...</p>