Circle Packing Pavilion

Site : Oberer Schlossgarten, Stuttgart, Germany
Course : Introduction to Computational Design
ICD, Universität Stuttgart
Year : 2013
Tutor: Ehsan Baharlou
Team : Paparoditis Georgios, Puscasu Andreea,Safina Liudmila

In geometry, circle packing is the study of the arrangement of circles on a given surface such that no overlapping occurs and so that all circles touch another. We wanted to generate a more complex surface starting from the plane half-dome and experiment the effects of the shape on the accuracy of the circle packing.
Architecturally, the generated pavilion is designed to be a multifunctional urban space used as a public enclosed area for studying, working, and as a meeting point. The qualities of the project are the resulting shape and the textured light quality of the interior. Additionally, depending on the material of the circles, these don´t need to be aided by any other structural means.
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