Hyper Nollie

Research Project
Daniel Koehler

Hyper-Nollie, a map of cities. 

Foremost, cities create opportunities and at best plenty of them. In this map, no parthood, no stitch, no bond, no joint repeats; this map consists of 40 parts with the ability to compose 5.38E22 distinct spaces while being continuously connected. Radically flat, each space is accessible from each part. Hyper-Parts add not “more or less” but a more: another dimension, another world.

Reducing the number of parts was an important step shifting the notion from design- to architectural thinking: from shape to composition. Buildings and cities consist of plenty of parts. Machines with ease can think plenty - but not a “more”. So, how do you make a “more” with plenty? Reducing parts allows to render the composition only, the more through plenty. Ultimately, it is not the number of parts but the number of “mores” that matter.

Lab for Environmental Design Strategies
Austin, London, Innsbruck.