Theme: SIGGRAPH Core
Architects working at Adams Kara Taylor, an engineering design firm,
frequently address relationships between design intentions, geometry, and structural considerations. The "tensor shades" are light shades generated by the interrogation of structural information (stress tensor field) and desired lighting information (inverse illumination field). This project explores a process that preconditions the design space by combining these two types of spatial information to create a design that maintains structural integrity and formal consistency. SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees are invited to interact with a simplified version of the tensor shades software.