Academic research developed at USC
Directed by Jose Sanchez
The second iteration of the Polyomino studio expanded on the study of perfect packing allowing students to find any geometry with such properties. This proposition brought a higher degree of complexity to the mathematics of aggregation, but also allowed for diverse design formations some of which truly explored the combinatorial challenge of the agenda.
Teams explored ideas of multi-scalar systems where units could shrink or grow recursively, finally breaking the perfect packing at times but maintaining a closed set that could be used for combinatorial strategies.
The development of this studio proposed a breakthrough in the agenda, demonstrating the power of simple geometric forms at the moment of designing patterns.
Kaining Li, Hanze Yu, Siyu CuiW
Joshua Dawson, Gentaro Makinoda,Yiting Ma, Yuan Zhuang