New Ancient Civilizations_2020
Free exploration / Kim Tse / Sumer Singh
An exploration of mathematically driven architectural typologies found in ancient civilizations. From ancient hindu temples and stepwells, to aztec palaces and oriental pagodas, this research first seeks to replicate and abstract these historical structures as a series of algorithmic forms. Using the underlying fractal nature of these ancient typologies, the abstracted results were further intensified through a series of mirrored rotations, layered on top of the other.
The final iterations were catalogued in gradient charts based on increasing parameters in the x, y, and z coordinates; and taken into virtual reality where the user can fly around and interact with these new forms. This allows an enhanced interaction and therefore an elevated experience of design, thereby leading to the theory of the gamification of design (G.O.D).