The Block Maker is software that would explain the initial notion of the studio’s framework. One of the objectives of this parametric software is to be able to generate a city block based on different ‘what if’ scenarios and Floor area ratio. Through different Grasshopper scripts of geometry transformation, the software would generate a series of blocks with different qualities of daylight, views, and solar radiation. Through the exploration of this collective work, it has evolved the studio’s framework as well as the design methodology of the individual project. Therefore, eventually, the individual project could feedback and update this software later.
T?F The Why Factory Studio (2016/2017), Tu Delft, Blockmaker
Minck Simonis, Roman Oost, Annelot Wartna, Veerasu Sae-Tae, Boudewijn Thomas, Josef Odvárka, Cheuk Cheung Ming, Matteo Fadulto
Having understood that there is a multitude of components with an impact in the 11 billion people city footprint, students proposed a list of future scenarios at the scale of (y)our world, (y)our city and (y)our block.