Isometric crystal system

Credits: Year 4 MArch experiment in DS10; Tutors: Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani

In crystallography, the cubic (or isometric) crystal system has unit cells in the shape of a cube. This is one of the most common and simplest shapes found in crystals and minerals.

The primitive cubic system (cP), found in pyrite and table salt consists of one lattice point on each corner of the cube. Each atom at a lattice point is then shared equally between eight adjacent cubes, and the unit cell therefore contains in total one atom (1 ⁄ 8 × 8). source: Wikipedia
October 2012

A large physical model that concluded the experiment.

Eye-level perspective.

A parametric model using Grasshopper based on the chemical and physical rules and principles of crystallization for the purpose of form finding.

Vertical crystallization

Exploration of the parametric model.

Crystal growth digital simulation.

Digital simulation of crystallization using Processing.

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