Kwang Yeul Lee

Architect & Computational Designer
Deajeon, Republic of Korea
I graduated in MSc Architecture: Computing and Design at University of East London. I have worked on a range of housing and urban design projects using both traditional and advanced cad tools.
The purpose of my study is to experiment creating architectural form from nature, especially producing complex looking patterns quickly through scripting with Visual Basic for Application(VBA) in AutoCAD or Microstation. It is essentially short algorithms that contain a set of rules such as agent algorithm. The reason for choosing agents as a study case is the fascination of the simplicity of its complexity.
Isometric view of a damier building I
60 X 60cm
Digital Print
2011
This work is when I designed a Louis Vuitton store in Seoul, 2011.
First of all, I created the damier cube by using three dimensional array that contains 9,680 cells.

e.g. Grid(22, 22, 20)

Secondly, an agent like a customer will be introduced that the agent contains the following structure: position of agent, direction of travel and step or speed of movement.

e.g Type agent
position(2) AsDouble
direction As Double
step as Double
End Type
Isometric view of a damier building II
60 X 60cm
Digital Print
2011
I wrote a little program for agent algorithm with VBA in AutoCAD in order to design the damier store. When the program is run, the number of agents appear in the building. Once the agents travel their own direction with step in order to go shopping, Scale factor makes each of the cells smaller by exploring the agents.

e.g. if distance < (CELLrad*2) or distance = (CELLrad*2) then
cell(i).ScaleEntity cell(i).centroid, 0.95
Front view of a damier building I
60 X 60cm
Digital Print
2011