Architectural Design

Project Description

My study explored the famed transformation of graphite into diamond through a process of geometric alchemy. Each composed solely of carbon, their difference relies singularly on atomic geometry. To transform them, then, required only an iterative series of geometric transmutations: from hexagonal stacking to isocahedral lattice.

In line with the intricately mathematic tiling of sacred Islamic architecture, which sought to invigorate the minds of its inhabitants through its geometry, the study materially embodies this alchemical transformation in the form of an inhabitable lattice. Tracking the process vertically, the lattice begins as graphite at its base and completes as diamond at its top. A processional void meanders through the lattice, creating opportunities for exploration, rest, and contemplation.