David de Céspedes

David de Céspedes

Ann Arbor, MI, US


Vertical Territory

Vertical Territories of Recursion worked through the lense of “apophenia,” or the unmotivated seeing of connections. The complementary nature of robotic fabrication and non-euclidean spatial constructs set the stage for exploring alternative futures in which the architect’s role has shifted: from the designer of controlled space to the programmer of controlled chaos.
Combining the capabilities of Processing, Maya, and Grasshopper, several spatial explorations tested degrees of enclosure; each test leading to both physical and digital models. Though slight variations in scripts yields vastly different spatial configurations, the transition from pattern to mesh moved to the fabrication phase. Further, the transition from 3D printing to robotic thermodeposition warranted an entirely different approach for the same outcome.

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Status: School Project
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Collaborators: Ziuliang Guo, Justin Tingue, Andrew Wolking