Quasi-Projection: Aperiodic Concrete Formwork For Perceived Surface Complexity

Aperiodic tiling patterns result in endlessly varied local configurations of a limited set of basic polygons, and as such may be used to economically produce non-repeating, complex forms from a minimal set of modular elements. Several well-known tilings, such as by Penrose (2D) and Danzer (3D) have been used in architecture, but these are only two examples of an infinite set of possible tilings that can be generated by the projection in two or three dimensions of high dimensional grids subject to rotations.

Author: Sean Hanna
Author: Olivier Ottevaere

Publication: The 2009 international conference of the Association of Computer Aided Design In Architecture (ACADIA09): reForm() | full text (PDF)

Year: 2009