Are you doing a Wordle each day? You probably are – it is growing exponentially, even faster than Covid, although a lot more enjoyable.
For those that don’t know, and that must be very few, there was a guy called Wardle who set up a game called Wordle (ho ho!) and it has gone from less than a 100 users to about 100 million users in less than 3 months. It’s fun, it’s simple, it requires a modicum of brain power, and what is best is that you can’t do it non-stop all day – you can only do it once a day, and the whole world is doing the same Wordle every day. In NZ it drops at midnight. Its probably a reason why I haven’t posted much lately… sorry!
You probably knew all that. What you may not know is that some bright spark set up a link where you could send, via Twitter, your daily Wordle trial, to another program called Townscaper, and then Townscaper can turn your Wordle into what I’m calling a Twordle.
Secondly, to the Townscaper game (more on that soon!)
Thirdly to the guy who wrote the link between the two (Tarmo byte or @tarmo888 )
And lastly, to the person who alerted me to this all: Oskar Stalberg
But what has all this got to do with Architecture and Design? Well, if you can follow me so far, and hopefully play the video below, you can see that the Wordle attempt can transform into a fun piece of architecture…. and then I got lost down a rabbit hole… or more accurately, a twordlehole…
Just because I’m so pleased with Townscaper I’m going to include a series of Twordles that I have created. The lovely thing about Townscaper is that they have programmed it to be live – the water sloshes around, birds fly in and settle on the roofs, and then fly off again if your house building got too close…
So, purely because I have, I include for you here a series of images that make an architecture, that looks at times like a cross between Sir Ian Athfield on acid (as if he ever needed that!) and Sir Clough William-Ellis at Portmeirion (aka the Prisoner’s island home).
What I’m going to try and do next is to recreate Athfield’s house in Amritsar St, using this method…. or perhaps I will model a cycle way all the way to Island Bay, with some appropriate new architecture. Hours of fun.
Normal transmission, if there is such a thing, will eventually resume…