Representational Research at the University of Virginia School of Architecture

vectors down a slope

This is a simple definition that produces a collection of polylines that represent the vector of the slope (both the intensity and the direction).

dripps, phinney, grasshopper, parametrics, architecture, uva

Three plan views of the surface as the topography changes.  The 3 curves from which the surface have been moved up and down in each different view,

and the changes in slope are visible in the shifts in the directions of the lines.

dripps, phinney, grasshopper, parametrics, architecture, uva

dripps, phinney, grasshopper, parametrics, architecture, uva

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