critic: carlos barrios ph.d
collaborator: richard gomez
A semester long project, using the principles and fundamental rules of morphology, a new design system and process was created. Morphology is simply the study of the form of an element, object, organism, etc. using a specific set of rules a fundamental sources is to be found which governs the overall object being analyzed. A four phase process, the first phase was used to gain an in-depth understanding of how the structure of a Santiago Calatrava structure works and how it was built. Through a series of precision reconstruction models of the architects' Lyon Satolas station in Lyon, France, the methods and techniques used by the designer were explored and investigated.
Phase 2 is morphogenesis, understanding the morphological principles governing the selected structure of study was a key factor. The idea was to find the morphological source of the structure through a tedious process. From a morphological point of view, the fundamental unit governs the overall design of the project.