Magnet Pavilion, Experimental Modeling

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    Initial sketches performed to predict surface response to user proximity. Magnetic properties were introduced to account for people at ground level and birds at higher elevations.
  • As the attractor point gets closer, the polylines are repelled further away. Multiple attractor points create a pseudo-emergent pattern from the combined magnetic forces.
  • The surface was then mapped to a sphere using projection. Polylines were thickened to create moveable and maleable louvres.
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    The resulting sphere was cut in half to create an pavilion emerging from the ground.
  • An overlay diagram explains how the proximity of the attractor point affects the polylines in its field.