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urban rhizome

urban rhizome

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Fabric Images | Pratt Institute | 2010

Rhizome began by researching several species of plant life. We were enamored at the idea that a plant’s root structure contained within it the capacity to grow underground in an outward manner giving rise to new shoots. Plants that use the rhizomatous method of growth include iris, ginger, violets and hops.

The translation of this intriguing natural phenomena into a piece of architecture was done by pursuing a bottom-up typology. Given this robust capacity- the ability to aggregate laterally, directly resulted from the unit’s overall geometry. Each unit is designed to utilize the same simple curve. Which; in repetition, creates a field of spacial variation