This research investigate the use of composite shells as means to facilitate the construction of complex fractal tessellations found in traditional Persian architecture.
Taking a radical approach to materiality, re-imagining modes of production, to generate a novel vernacular.
The outcomes will aspire to speak for the ambitions of the young generation for global recognition, where tradition and identity are at the backdrop of rigorous scientific architectural experimentation, allowing for unprecedented forms to emerge.
The core of the process investigate the hybridization of tensile structural systems with compressive materials as a method for developing building blocks of spatial fractal tessellations.
Looking at designing a formwork framing systems, processes and material layers, in combination with digital methods for simulation and fabrication.
The designer becomes the assembler in order to achieve the intricacy and finesse of traditional craftsmanship while allowing for with the lightness and efficiency of contemporary fabrication practice to play a role in the process.