Aggregated Porosity is an exploration of digital fabrication and fluid forms structures, the canopy was produced by students and architecture professionals in the ‘digital architecture laboratory’ workshop held in changsha, China.
The installation was created under the direction of professor Biao Hu and Yu Du of Zaha Hadid architects with invited tutors like Suryansh Chandra also from Zaha Hadid architects and Shuojiong Zhang of UNstudio, who were asked to propose a design scheme aligned with the workshop’s theme and that could provide shade and fit in a volume of 3 x 3 x 6 meters.
The design of the canopy is a result of manipulation and refinement in CAD platforms.Using the basic L-shape of astructure that could provide shade was curved to build in a bench for seating and then modified to offer an organic-like form. this original surface grid is then used to generate a hexagonal array of panels, each diverse in form as determined by the computer model, and each constrained at three of their points but open at three others, permitting the creation of opening and curves. the largest panels are inset with triangular holes to preserve the continuity of the wooden mesh.