The building was modeled in Google Sketchup, a tool used primarily to extrude rectilinear shapes along the z-axis. I then “unfolded” the building using Waybe, a Sketchup plug-in.

Where would any artistic piece be without inspirations? I had seen the Bjarke Ingels Group Ted talk during my high school History of Architecture class and had been blown away by their amazing concepts, as well as by the process by which they created buildings–a sort of evolution, if you will. The designs of one building would change progressively until a series of compromises were reached and the last design standing survived. The plan that especially attracted my attention as it pertains to this project was their Scala tower (destined to be built in Copenhagen) and the way it so easily melted into the cityscape. As for the pattern on the outside of the building, Osman Khan, one of our digital studio professors, gave a presentation on dazzle camouflage used in both WWI and WWII to confuse enemy ships. After looking at a couple of examples online, I decided that I liked the HMS Argus’ paint-job the best, so I whipped out Adobe Illustrator and tried to mimic it.