Gastropod Shell

Studying the form, light porosity, colors, division of space and fractal patterning of a gastropod shell has acted as a framework for understanding the form of the built environment as an archive of human information.

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Based on the resulting understanding of front-of-the-house/back-of-the-house/public/private subdivisions of space, I developed a unique building shell that focuses on a customizable manipulation of natural ventilation and light.