An intersection between materials science, computer science and architecture, the project seeks to form 3D structures by applying compressive buckling forces to 2D silicone nano particles. Extracting the behavior of expansion and contraction to create new forms, and using Processing, a series of interactive drawings were generated. For each, an arbitrary number of points were assigned on each side of a square. As the cursor traveled around the plane, the points approached it. The layers created by the interaction between the cursor and the points created a language in which expansion is seen in the lighter areas while contraction is seen on the darker ones. The accumulation of points of encounter in the plane creates potential new spaces. 


4.022 Architecture Design Foundations
Spring 2015