Spring City

This exercise in parametric city design used voronoi diagrams to explore a model of urban connectivity and zonal organisation through heirarchical road networks, and further explored the fewest number of road connections necessary to achieve optimal accessibility. Voronoi zones were initally set out in a grid system. By using the Kangaroo springs goal, it was possible to pull roads together and apart based on their proximity to each other. This produced plots of land for zonal urban functions within the intersections, with indivdual plots defined as a hierarchy according to size. Smaller plots were reserved for high rise towers, to heights trimmed according to sunlight analysis, in order to minimize the shadows effects. The next size plots were made into parks. As the plots got larger the height of the buildings was reduced. Plots over a certain size were broken into smaller sub plots.


Spring City Gallery