S12 – Bifurcation Seminar // Mark Burry // Final Presentations

Today were the final presentations for the Bifurcation seminar led by Mark Burry, Senior Architect of the Sagrada Familia. Inspired by Gaudi´s columns in Sagrada familia, the workshop explored firstly the possibilities linked to the description and representation of columns and the creation of a potentially underlying geometrical guide, and secondly, how to branch columns and join them elegantly to the trunk.

Every group had the opportunity to design through computational methods and later built their columns using “Gaudi´s column machine”, PVC half pipes and a lot of plaster. This direct connection between the digital design and physical modelling led the students to a more embedded understanding of both learning experiences and integrate one with the other.

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