Everything is composed of components. It starts from basic components like atoms or molecules, and grows to bigger components like tissues or organ in order to construct a ‘live’ body. Architecture is quite the same. Conventionally, it starts from the basic components like lines or circles, and grow to bigger components like columns or walls in order to construct a building.
‘Live Components’ is an informative collection of components by using recent parametric technology(Rhino Grasshopper). It begins with basic geometric components which are given on program, and grows through logical and numerical ideas about relationships between components. And then, it becomes a new creature which is much more complicated functionally and geometrically. However, at the same time, it is a just small component from the view of upper levels. It affects and controls other components on network of all components. In these processes, nothing is fixed. They are all alive and working simultaneously responding to even a small change of information. Thus, selecting information and setting the relationship between them, and connecting to visible geometries are the most important parts in design process.
I’ve explored a series of ‘Live Components’ which could be useful for architectural design by using Rhino Grasshopper. From density control to 3d hexagonal frame, all studies are designed to be a simple group of components which can be applied to any other projects directly. It is not a scripting which requires programming knowledge, but a visible relationship between geometries which people can understand and follow easily.
The goal of ‘Live Components’ is not for designing one building, but for designing generative components which could be applied to any other projects and be adjustable without limitations. I hope this site would be helpful for any young designers who want to learn tools and study a new geometry easily. All examples will have PDF Tutorials eventually. As the version of GH has been updated (I used from 0.6.0043 to 0.8.0004 version here so far) , some of definitions in old version might be using a little inefficient way, but the basic construction logic would be the same. I believe anyone can follow easily and recompose them for their own projects. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me ( email@example.com ) .
< Publications >
Archiworld #202 - 2012.03
C3Korea #330 – 2012.02
Bob Magazine – 2012.02
Frameweb - 2012.01
Archdaily - 2011.12
CGW magazine – 2010.10