This algorithmically-generated, lasercut steel railing was created for the new Nervous System studio building in Palenville, NY. The pattern morphs continuously along the 40 ft (12.2 m) long railing moving through different modes of pattern. Beginning at the bottom of the staircase, waves of dense cells shift into rings, then spirals and finally to large scale radial cells. The patterns recall morphologies seen in cross sections of plant tissues.
It is generated through an optimization process of anisotropic centroidal voronoi diagram. The cells optimize their distribution in response to a morphic background metric.