This project experiments the fundamental concrete shell structures of Sydney Opera House, extracting the structural forces and reinterpreting those elements through biomimicry methodology.
The project aims to reinterpret the lightness of the shell structure, by extracting the structural force paths. the retro digitization of the Sydney Opera House invokes the simplicity of the geometry’s surface against the complexity of the forces distributions. The state-of-the-art building is organically portrayed through dynamism generated through a process defined by rules and parameters elicited from the building’s original design concepts. Interrogation into the geometry of the concrete shells and application of biomimicry methodology provides opportunity of reinterpretation with different materials, therefore of similar forms but different expressions with an interesting outcome.