An experimental project based on producing and re-interpreting a precedent study – Herzog De Meuron’s Railway Signal Box in Basel. The special effects of the façade result from slightly twisted copper plates shielding the signalling electronics from electromagnetic interference.

This example of blending functionality with aesthetics was similarly applied to the Parametric tower. The parametricism is generated from a single strip component that could be twisted, repeated and manipulated based on the sun’s path.

This project combined various material system typologies such as rotational, fold and extension as a way of representing the territories and fields. Using grasshopper, I was able to explore the modelling and iterations beyond comprehension.

Project Team: Ben Yee

Project Tutor: Gabrielle Ulacco

Master of Architecture
Autumn Semester 2010
University of Technology, Sydney