In order to sort the rods and their lengths, Fredrik Skåtar made a parametric model with Grasshopper
then, it was possible to create a numbering to each insertion point along with the length of each rod
...also resulting in a list with all rod lengths
Das Stue Hotel
Consulting for: Lichtbau / Ch. Schneider-Moll
Service: Parametric construction model
Location: Das Stue Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Concept: Christian Schneider-Moll (Lichtbau) created a unique sculpture in the lobby of the Hotel Stue (previously the Danish Embassy in Germany) consisting of 864 LED-spheres mounted on an equal amount of rods. All spheres were to be positioned on different heights, according to a specific waveform created by Schneider-Moll. This meant an almost impossible task of sorting the material and assemble the sculpture. The solution was to parametrically specify all rod lengths and define their exact placement individually. With help from algorithmic tools (Grasshopper) Fredrik Skåtar created building instructions for this unique project.