| Imagine a new design vocabulary in which individual
expression, creativity and taste are so closely accommodated that
no two forms are the same. Just as our genetic code permits each of
us to be unique, so too AlgoRhythm Technologies™ generates a
wide range of unique forms from its genetic code.
AlgoRhythm Technologies offers a wide range of curvilinear structures
with fluid movements mirroring the flows of nature. Material flows
under its own weight and other forces according to morphologic laws
that pertain more to fluid motion than to static objects. By freeing
the elements of construction from their rigid geometries, AlgoRhythm
Technologies unfolds infinite opportunities to model a new architecture.
The undulating look of these structures results from the behavior
of sheet metal under force. The forms are non-deformational, thereby
maintaining the integrity of the metal.
Dr. Haresh Lalvani, architect-morphologist and inventor of these
new forms, states:
AlgoRhythms proceed from the “bottom-up.” Columns,
walls and ceilings, the first series of products introduced here,
are based on morphologically structured information (meta architecture)
that permits endless variations on a theme. The term “AlgoRhythm”
captures the flow, harmony and movement in the shape of the products
as well as the use of generative procedures. This project has
enabled me to experiment with the relationship between a genetic
code and the manufacturing process.
To create these structures, a procedure was developed so that single,
continuous metal sheets are shaped by computer-driven equipment
according to algorithmically generated geometries. This approach
permits the structures to be modeled and easily fabricated translating
into a reasonable cost. AlgoRhythm Technologies produces patented
structures with an elegant new look that also appear to be structurally
advantageous. It is a vivid example of high technology bringing
us closer to nature while offering a new curvilinear vocabulary
previously unavailable to architects.