Diana Quintero de Saul Architecture + Generative Design + Research

Porcelain Tower Vase
Generative systems 2011 | 2017
Bamiyan Cultural Center
 Collider Activity Center's proposal
Shell Structures 02
Porcelain Tower Vase
Porcelain Tower Vase

  This vase was designed using one of my parametric systems for building design. It consists of a continuous porous surface adapted to the base morphology. The resulting vase skin gives intricate terraced aesthetics. This design is part of a series of studies of differentiated gyroids. Available for order in five different colors here Size Cm: 10.826 x / 12.078 y / 19.748 z  | In:4.262 x / 4.755 y / 7.775 z Material […]

Generative systems 2011 | 2017
Generative systems 2011 | 2017

  Differentiated Gyroids | The gyroids are infinitely connected triply periodic minimal surfaces. The 3D printed result is a rigid porous structure that separates space into two oppositely congruent labyrinths of passages.      

Bamiyan Cultural Center
Bamiyan Cultural Center

  Bamiyan Cultural Center  | Design competition Bamiyan, Afghanistan | 2015 | Client: UNESCO | type: cultural | Area: 2,220 sq. M | Area site: 26,000 sq. M aprox. Project team: project design: Diana Quintero de Saul, rendering: Escobarte  

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 […]

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.

Generative Systems 2008 | 2010
Generative Systems 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 […]