AAVS Jordan- Desert Ecologies

Location: Amman- Petra/ Jordan
Year: 2013

The project is a proposal for an observation platform on the top of one of the many rock formations present inside the Jordanian desert. Starting from the observation of rock formations, the project aim to engage erosion processes as an active phenomenon to articulate project qualities both performatively (water collection) and aesthetically (definition of controlled surface erosion patterns). The platform main articulation was defined exlopring many different spatial articulations and continuously verifing thier capacity of create selfsupporting structures through the use of the Millipede plug-in for Grasshopper. Multi-agent based strategies was then utilized to define surface patterns capable to intentionally drive the structure erosion during time and at the same time to act as water/moisture collection strategy.