Rebirth of Phoenix 
A Generative Design Installation, designed in collaboration with IIT Bombay

Most ancient cultures have their Legends of the Phoenix. A common theme of these traditions is the renewal of this mythical bird with its cyclical regeneration or is otherwise born again.

 

A Phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some scripts, the phoenix dies and rises in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again. 

 

This art installation has been designed to symbolize the Rebirth of Phoenix. Starting from the ground, the piece rises from the skeletal base as an organic form and morphs into a primal organic form of tendrils. The tendrils then solidify into a tessellation of cubes. The visually identifiable Phoenix wings emerge from the tessellated cubes. 

 

The Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay has designed this installation. The entire transition of the Phoenix that morphs from streamlined skeletal mesh in to bottom to well defined wing feathers at the top has been created using generative design algorithms.  This has been the most challenging design to deliver, given the complex layers of the structure. We've displayed this art installation at exhibitions and galleries, and we have the same piece in a miniature version as well.