May seems to be an great month in terms of publicity. The proposal Hybris Nemesis Katharsis for the Evolo Skyscraper of the year Competition 2011 was featured yesterday in the online Architecture and Design Platform-magazine ARCHISEARCH . Many thanks to the editorial staff of the website for this opportunity. Take a look at the featured article here and also go through the other stuff on the website, as it is quite interesting.
I somehow managed to find some time and organize the grasshopper definition. As usual its available at the [Sub]Code page. For this definition to work you could use either loft or the minimal surface add-on of Robert Cervellione at Cerver.org.
I tried some tests using the VB.net HoneyComb script and some attraction / repulsion conditions to organize radiolaria-like configurations on a sphere surface. These complicated patterns emerge from the way matter is organized but most of the times the follow two rules, either circle-packing or hexagonal tiling. Attraction and repulsion makes the structure denser or more loose.
The grasshopper definition is currently operating with two point attractors of controlled attraction or repulsion field, adding enough complexity to the plain honeycomb configuration. However there are infinite possibilities on how to to extend the provided hexagons furthermore and produce interesting geometries.
I will clean the script and upload it as usual to the [Sub]Code page.