Everyone is familiar with the classic organizing geometries of a grid. A grid is an abstract concept that renders the random ordered. It provides a framework for distributing infrastructure, or becomes the basis for units of space.  We use  geometric patterns to the same effect; non-orthogonal grids that shapes and suggests space.


This interest began as an exploration of the Jeffersonian grid. Relentless in Nebraska, the grid predispose a kind of form and rural landscape; flatness without hierarchy. We then asked ourselves to creating an alternative grid, one that would allow for more controlled variations, to create a more organic and varied landscape.

In community crops this exploration became a 2d map of varying spaces and organization that rendered both on the ground and created the superstructure roof above.


After this ground / roof investigation, we turned to a vertical application.  The bemis infoshop is suggestive not only as an organizing tool but towards  structuring the shape of space. 










Our next investigation jumped scales, utilizing a parametric definition to organize a masterplan for 80 houses plus a clubhouse. Lot lines, roads, drainage and view lines derived from inflections in the grid, the 2d map become spatial.