[scripting urban mutations with grasshopper]
This experiment transforms two Manhattan streetscapes (42nd btwn. 6-8th, Lexington btwn. 66-68th) through the inputs of street overhangs, facade grid systems, and oddlots/alleyways. Each input is translated through a series of grasshopper scripts that reinterpret their impact on the streetscape to create an entirely different mutation. This project explores the capabilities of scripting to create a systematic and adjustable urban diagram.
First, the street overhangs are reversed by a rotational subtraction, carving out segments from the buildings facade proportional to the overhangs extent. Second, the facade's window grid system are simplified, randomized, and translated into a voronoi grid, redefining the openings and texture. Third, the alleys or oddlots between existing buildings are mutated based on adjustable attractor points to animate and exaggerate the separations.