Forma, Vol. 2 (No. 1), p. 88, 1986

Shapes of Trees Within a Controlled Sphere of Light (I)

Akio Okumura* and Masaki Ogawa**

*Tokyo University of Arts, Japan
**MIDI Sogo Sekkei Kenkyu-jo inc., Japan

Abstract. All plants have common characteristics of growth and reaction to the environment. The affect of the environmental conditions on the different types of plants determines their shapes.
Most of the major growth and reaction characteristics of trees have been selected through observation and analysis. A system to control and measure the light conditions for an actual tree has been set up.
Computer simulation has been employed in order to show the variations of shapes produced by different types of trees under pre-determined light conditions.