Solar Algorithm Wizardry, Architecture Inspired by Mathematics

Barcelona’s Endesa Pavillion used mathematical algorithms to alter the cubic building’s geometry, based on solar inclination and the structure’s proposed orientation. Algorithms can be used to create the perfect building for any location with the right computer program. For Endesa, the movement of the sun was tracked on site before an architect from the Institute for Advance Architecture of Catalonia stepped in to complete the picture. The algorithm essentially did all the planning for him, calculating the building’s optimal form for that particular location.

Endesa Pavilion, Solar House 2.0 from Hans Hansen on Vimeo.