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SANDWORM (Wenduine, Belgium)

Free forms

Free forms

Volumes of which the tools by which they were generated, are not obvious.

Digital cities

Digital cities

Parametric Urban designs, generated through city scale parameters.

Parametric buildings

Parametric buildings

Volumes generated by scripting relations between design parameters. Relations are scripted using mathematical numbers and formulae. Associated terms are Algorithmic design, Architectural form finding.


Sandworm is an organic structure/space/creature realized on the dunes of the Wenduine coastline, Belgium. The 45 meters long and 10 m wide and high installation moves freely in-between architecture and environmental art and is constructed entirely out of willow following the local knowledge of a continuing interaction between work and environment. Casagrande worked hard with his team of young architects and local experts for 4 weeks in order to create something that he describes as “weak architecture” – a human made structure that wishes to become part of nature through flexibility and organic presence....
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added on 24 November 2012


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