By: admin | July - 31 - 2011
This project for a new bus terminal near San Francisco’s Bay Bridge was conceived as an investigation on parametric design and Voronoi algorithms. The project was developed by Bin Lu and Joongsik Yang at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) as a urban strategy that considers scripting, parametric design, and sustainable technologies as a design tool that produces form through the analysis of environmental, urban, and economic data.
The architects used voronoi patterns that analyzed the main stream of people coming to the bus station from different directions at various points in time. The result is a tree-like structure with a cellular pattern that opens to the sky, catches solar energy, and directs the visitors to specific views.