Thursday, April 23, 2009

Week 1 - recap

Last Monday we had our first class, where I introduced the first part of the course. In the next days, we'll be working on the concept of recursion, creating complexity out of very simple rules.

The basis for this idea can be found in the Serpentine Pavillion 2002, by Toyo Ito in collaboration with Cecil Balmond. As I showed in class, this impressive piece of architecture creates a whole new language of complexity and holistic design which parts from a simple recursive rule.

We also started to create some fairly simple recursive functions, as well as an approach to the recursive squares as used at the Serpentine Pavillion.

As a result of this first week, you are required to deliver a small assignment, as detailed in the next blog post.

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