We are approaching the creation of our vine using two different strategies and several different tools including clay models, Rhinoceros, and Grasshopper.
Our first understanding of vines, comes from a study of Tessellation using the Lindenmayer System in Grasshopper through the Rabbit plugin developed by Morphcode. This logic of tessellation is based on simple series of commands that appear complex when they are aggregated.
The dynamic nature of Grasshopper allows us to quickly iterate and change parameters of the patterns and designs
Our Second Approach involved analogue modeling of a traditional acanthus leave and slicing them into profiles. This helped us generate a logic by which we began building curves and profiles in Rhino While Rhino offers a dynamic modeling solution it doesn’t give us the flexibility to change our adapt our design as we go. For this we are turning to Grasshopper… God help us.