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>>>>soap bubbles and the voronoi cells _ateliermfmaarch masataka fukui

The spherical shape of a bubble is subject to surface

The sphere has the smallest possible surface area for a
given volume, thus taking up a spherical shape minimises
the free surface of a bubble(wikipedia)

the soap bubbles have the spherical shapes while

the voronoi cells have tetrahedral ones although
these two have the same spatial partitioning systems
and the centres of each cells or spheres are connected in
the smallest distance possible between those neighbouring

_lateral view of the soap bubbles

_lateral view of the soap bubbles already showing

the features of the voronoi cells
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>>>>soap bubbles created in the workshop.

_top view of the soap bubbles fragmented.

_top view of the evenly distributed soap bubbles _top view of the small soap bubbles

_top view of the soap bubbles of the different sizes

_top view of the soap bubbles of the different sizes
_top view of the large soap bubbles evenly distributed.
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>>>>External features of the voronoi cells within the plot.

highly characteristic features of the voronoi cells are illustrated bellow. _Hierarchical structure of the 3d voronoi cells.
A the unique and irregular lattice structure of the voronoi cells raises very stimulating themes
about how to interpret them and make them very habitable with the floors and the polygonal
void skeletons.


_side walls.

_External view A

_voronoi skeletons.

_External view B _voronoi cell faces.

>>>>external features of the voronoi cells _ateliermfmaarch masataka fukui

kaleidoscopic features with different colours assigned to different voronoi cells

give us a rough idea of how internal structure and spatial organization of the voronoi cells are.
A and exhibit aestheticity of the voronoi cells


_top view of the voronoi cells E

_3D view A.

_3d view of the voronoi cells without external walls

_3D view B.
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>>>>internal cross-sectional features of the voronoi cells

the interior structure of the voronoi cells becomes clearly visualised

illustrating the significant formal and spatial properties.

These models consist of vast cells with the possibility of inserting

the flat plates reminiscent of floors into the voronoi cells created.
Thus, this clealy indicates how the size and number of cells affect
the effective spatial organization of the whole model of the vornoi cells.




cross-section-A cross-section-D

cross-section-B cross-section-E
>>>>voronoi cells with the circumspheres. _ateliermfmaarch masataka fukui

_Hierarchical structure of the voronoi cells.

these voronoi cells turns out to be 2 dimensional and

created only based on the edge points of the plot
boundaries as inputs(delauney points) together
with the circumspheres.

They are the regions which emerge from

voronoi edges connecting the centre of the
above circumspheres in the neighbourhood.

This model results from the voronoi

code simulating the natural _walls and a cover
phenomena of the soap bubble.

_circumspheres for voronoi cells

_top view of the voronoi cells+circumspheres

_voronoi cells
2d voronoi cells are created under
three dimensional settings.

however, the way of

sharing the voronoi edges
between neighbouring
circumspheres is very different
from that for the 3d voronoi with
more disperse inputs in
their z height.

_lateral view of the voronoi cells _voronoi cells within restricting volume
>>>patterns of the 3d voronoi cells _ateliermfmaarch masataka fukui

Key elements to be considered are the density(highly dense, disperse)and distributions

on the x-y plane, x-z plane and y-z plane and the size of each of voronoi cells created.

plot height increased

_lateral view
_top view

plot height increased

_top view _lateral view

>>>>external and internal features of the voronoi cells _ateliermfmaarch masataka fukui

highly fragmented features of the voronoi cells stimulate the imagination of the creators
and viewers in order to make the very effective spaces with the floors and the
buttress system.



the features of the external facades of the voronoi cells

illustrate the formal particularity and symbolic nature
of those cells.

_external view A

In the close observation of the voronoi cells, the flat area(can be

converted into the floor in the real buildings) is found.
the view around this space illustrates very intriguing spatial experiences
created by the surrounding fragmented faces.

This indicates the very necessity of thinking of architecturally effective space

including all relevant factors without erasing significant formal and spatial
properties of the voronoi cells.

_interior view B
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>>>spatial exploration of the lattice structure

including the voronoi cells. combination of the voronoi cells and ordinally cellular lattice
the pure voronoi cells consist of a plural number of polyhedra with or without flat plates(likely
floors) and induce to consider it and the spatial organisation with highly characterized formal voronoi cells (apparent
and structural properties. slope, voids and nature
oriented space)

(Eva Friedrich, the voronoi diagram in structural

comparison of the different lattice spaces. optimization, the Bartlett, UCL)

ordinary cellular lattice. A bit deformed cellular lattice.

ordinary cellular lattice

with flat plate(apparent floors)

_some examples of the voronoi cells

holding the flat plates which play
voronoi cells containing flat areas a key role in making architectural spaces.

near voronoi cells. substantially deformed cellular lattice.

voronoi cells with inserted flat plates


flat plates newly inserted into voronoi cells

those flat plates can be inserted into voronoi cells created either by the algorithm or by hand
in consideration of their overall distribution and their connectivity. substantial number of the flat plates within the voronoi cells created together with
the vast flat areas inclined, which serves as the slope.

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