Growth: An Architectural Study in Wall Design - Abstract

Lara Pascali and Yuko Watai
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2001)
Pages 331–331


Growth is a three-dimensional, modular, open-work, masonry wall design. The modules take the form of tetrahedrons which are attached at a connection point located on a shoulder detail; each pair produces a hexagonal solid. The special quality of the design is its simultaneous simplicity and complexity. The basic tetrahedron shape provides one of the simplest, most stable forms in nature and as such, can be translated and rotated in order to produce a variety of simple, repetitive geometric patterns.