Author: Faisal U-K
Canadian university of Dubai
An architectural marker or landmark is often described as ‘a prominent or conspicuous object that serves as a guide; a distinguishing landscape feature marking a site or location’ or ‘a building or place that is of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or of cultural importance, often declared as such and given a special status ordaining its preservation, by some authorizing organization.
This project explores the disruption of spaces and landscapes using voronoi architectural markers with adaptive scales and materialities. This is a marker for both place and time; it has the necessary adaptive capacity for any context, and uses a design logic and style that marks this epoch in history as well as the foreseeable future.
The voronoi structures were developed using specific algorithms on Rhino/Grasshopper. Of course, this morphology is a branch of biomimicry and the evolutionary cellular structures we observe in nature.
Architectural markers in the past have always acted as a binary to nature, from the ancient Mesopotamian/ Egyptian mastabas and pyramids, to the Greek/Roman temples and cathedral, to Modernist abstraction of form. This is an aim to synergize synthetic materials with biological processes through biomimetics to create structures that are symbiotic with all facets of the urban fabric(natural and man-made).
This project is not a final product, but rather a proposal of the infinite possibilities that Parametricism offers.