Research Images As Art 2014/15 Gallery

Salt Crystallisation

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Miss Maria Esteban-casaƱas, Bartlett School of Architecture

After growing salt crystals, I developed a code that would imitate salt crystallisation, using the programming language of Python. The script developed was then run on Rhinoceros 3D, generating the structures of the cubic growth of salt crystals.

Different factors were taking into account when writing the syntax of the scripting language. Editing different codes within the expression changes the outcome of the final geometry generated, such as the speed at which they grow (which in real life depends on the time the salt solution takes to evaporate), or the amount of salt crystals (which depends on the saturation of the salt solution) and the size of the salt crystals (which depends on the time the salt crystals are formed).


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