The Innate Beauty of Tessellation

It is possible to create generative art that is not produced from the eye or hand. One form of this is the concept of tessellation, which is the process of using computer software to place shapes on a flat surface in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.

Our visual maestro Miguel, experimented with this approach recently and after much trial and error used the form of a tree as a framework for a project. More specifically, the roots of the tree represented the village, the trunk a primary access route with the limbs forming the secondary routes. The branches formed the pedestrian pathways that naturally follow the desire lines and the buds formed the car parking spaces. The leaves which encapsulate the idea of new life and growth were representative of the new homes.

Whilst tessellation provided an interesting design concept and framework, the imagery created is also visually delightful.

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