Diana Quintero de Saul Architecture + Generative Design + Research

 Collider Activity Center's proposal
Shell Structures 02
Continuous Shells
Busan Opera House
Pushinsky Cinema Moscow
Collider Activity Center’s proposal
 Collider Activity Center's proposal

  Our proposed Collider Activity Center is generated in a hexagonal forcefield from which park and buildings emerge as a result of requisite collisions between program activities. Project morphology is continually expanding and contracting in catalyzing the various hosted activities: it enables convergence at the Center Hall attractor point and subsequent expansion toward park and landscape. […]

Shell Structures 02
Shell Structures 02

Adaptive Grids and Semiotic Shells The design consists of an urban field whose main parameters are density programs and environmental inputs. From this parametric interaction, four shell typologies emerge as the non-linear product of different structure gradients, from thin concrete shells to grid shell structures. Efficient system performance results from structure adaptation according to required […]

Continuous Shells
Continuous Shells

Continuous Shells_Triple Periodic  Minimal Surfaces This research investigates the application of Triple periodic continuous minimal surfaces in the design of shell structures. It presents different formal outcomes derived from the implementation of a computational algorithm which generates Minimal surfaces having a Quadri-rectangular Tetrahedron as a kaleidoscopic cell, as well as derived from the inclusion of […]

Busan Opera House
Busan Opera House

The proposal consists of an organic building-scape which allows for a variety of recreational and educational activities while creating a cultural icon for Busan. The building is organized around three principal wavelengths generated parametrically based on the pre-existing local tensions: a stunning ocean view to the west, a bustling city to the east, and a […]

Pushinsky Cinema Moscow
Pushinsky Cinema Moscow

This project deals with, on the one hand, preservation of the ¨snow clad¨ character of the “White City”, and on the other, the complex dynamics that the new material gives expression to. In bringing back the Pushkinsky cinema to the city, this proposal establishes a continuation of the “White City”; analogically, of the material and […]

Elizabeth st. Building
Elizabeth st. Building

The facade of this residential building was generated from the system designed in Smart Geometry in SF 2009. It consists of the integration of a growth algorithm with different variables and the application of external forces as driving factors in the generation of the overall form. The initial geometry of this project was generated in […]

Blues Point House
Blues Point House

This is a concept for a house that I designed at Tony Owen Partners. The house was generated using a system which consists of the use of control points in responsive manners according to local tensions; the sub-location of the control points allows for manipulation of the overall form which is on a spline surface […]

EXPERIMENTAL SURFACES
EXPERIMENTAL SURFACES

       

Parametric Studies For A Responsive Surface
Parametric Studies For A Responsive Surface

1.1 Morphogenesis and Epigenesis in Bilogical Systems “The fashionable ideology of ultra-Darwinism, which reduces organisms to little more than machines for the replication of DNA, is gradually being replaced by a more holistic trajectory in which life is considered to depend upon complex interactions that occur within cells, organisms, and with their micro- and macro-environment […]

Tokyo Fashion Museum
Tokyo Fashion Museum

  The challenge consisted of designing a 100 meter high tower-museum, containing exhibition areas of 20th century fashion history and becoming a landmark for Tokyo. The project design is in harmony with contemporary Japanese architecture, a symbol of vanguard and daring, in addition to serving as a landmark for Tokyo.

Parametric Systems 01 2008_2010
Parametric Systems 01 2008_2010

  This is the system for a tall building that I designed in the Smart Geometry 2009 workshop in San Francisco. The project was selected to be presented on the conference day at the Intercontinental Hotel. Ben Doherty in his lecture entitled “Notion Parallax” exhibited the principal features of this project; the design process and […]

“Surface-To-Strand Morphologies” Studio
"Surface-To-Strand Morphologies" Studio

  “This ten-day workshop focused on surface-to-strand morphologies in terms of formal, spatial, and performative qualities. Th is new sensibility is a hybrid of structural and envelope logics which is adaptable in terms of allowing continuous gradients of structure, aperture, and surface articulation. By interweaving surface and vector geometries, we open up a huge range […]

Performative Membrane Spaces
Performative Membrane Spaces

“The intensive studio experimented with form-finding procedures for lightweight membrane and cable-net structures. Single membrane patches and membrane assemblies were analysed with regards to their environmental performance, considering their geometry and orientation towards environmental input within a specific context. Light (luminous flow, illuminance, shading and self-shading) and airflow studies informed the design of specific membrane […]