program  /  eccentric sculpt modeling

critic/  austin samson


through the use of advanced digital modeling techniques, formal qualities in architecture can be researched leading to the creation of new coherencies between architectural elements. within the past decade, there has been a divide within digital design; one route being command driven while the other more manual and sculptural. this project focused on the latter through the use of autodesk maya and its soft modeling capabilities.

operational and simulated methods of design such as carving, cutting, slicing, and tearing simulated reality to produce an eccentrically complex architectural aesthetic. the site itself as the only constraint, was a small storefront to be manipulated in a way to engage threshold, apertures, and other architectural elements.