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Digital Design - Portfolio Semester 1, 2018 Ching-Pu Liu

917853 Joel Collins+ Studio 15

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email: chingpul@student.unimelb.edu.au

Content: Education:

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Precedent Study

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Generating Design Through Digital Processes

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Queen Victoria Garden Pavilion

Reflection:

2017 - current

Bachelor of Design

2016-2017 2014-2016

Trinity College Foundation (Fast Track) Wego Private High School

Work Experience: N/A Awards / Exhibition: 2017

FOD:R Exhibition, AFLK Gallery

Skills: Rhino Grasshopper Unreal Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Fabrication

Architecture to me is about exploring the possibility and ideas in a physical world. The thing that motivates me the most in my design is to apply the new technique and idea into my design process. This subject allows me to explore different methods of creating threshold and circulation in living, functioning space. This semester I’ve learned grasshopper and further develop an understanding of parametric software. In addition I’ve also learned to use Unreal Engine to create a realtime redering moreover experience my pavilion design in VR set. Besides the new design skills I’ve learned throughout the semester, I also enhenced my skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino as well as prefabrication technique and model making skills. I like to explore how materials and natural elements (sun, wind and vegetation) could create richness and harmonize the site (i.e. my Garden Jewel). The aspiration is to give the user a luxurious experience when they interact with the structure and moreover inprove people’s mentle health by enjoying the aesthetic. in future study, I will have to consider more about the design detail and at the same time improve all of my digital skills to enable myself acuurately transform my idea and design from concept into drawings.

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Diagramming Design Precedent

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M Pavilion, designed by Amanda Levete, was created to create a experimental shelter and further improve human life. Material wise, carbon fibre columns, light weight petals and wodden panels on the floor allows a different experience of circulation and threshold in space. Through modeling and learning the pavilion, I’ve acknowledge the importance of material, geometry and scale in space that will define the circulation and threshold and ultimately affect how human interact with each other and nature.

Isometric of the precedent study

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Threshold and Circulaton

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Circulation Threshold

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Site Observation (Now relocated in Dockland)

M1 M Pavilion designed by Amanda Levete Architect was removed from the original site to Docland Park. M Pavilian is surrounded by eucalyptus tree and is closed to a park. The petals materiality allows the sun to illuminate the interior gathering space. The pavilion blends well with the landscape.

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M2

Generating Ideas Through Process

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Design Matrix Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0} {0,0,150}

{101.579,-71,150}

{150,150,150}

Grid Points

{150,150,0} {150,0,150} {51.84,70.128,50}

{20,-18,150}

{-204.904,-54.9038,150}

{0,0,150}

{0,0,150}

{0,0,0}

{207,79,0}

{0,150,0}

{150,150,0}

{-129.904,75,0}

{150,0,150} {150,150,0}

{,0,0,0} {150,0,0}

{151,94,-194}

{-75,-129.904,0}

{68.4,22.9,0}

{0,0,0}

{0,150,0}

{-204.904,-54.9038,0}

Paneling Grid, Dispatch point, Attractor Point & Curve

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{260,262,0}

{150,0,0}

{257.1,-20.1,0}

{213.492.753,114.65,18.0609}

{129.753,213.61,14.226}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Dispatch Point Location}

{Dispatch point Location}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

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Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves

{0,150,150}

Dispatch Points


Surface and Waffle By using Grasshopper plug-In in Rhino, two surfaces were carefully manipulated and creating opening on the 3D panels. Waffle structure were generated between the panels to surve as supporting structure and at the same time creates an interior space. Panels are affected by the attractor points and also were dispatched into two different shapes based on its distace toward the selected point.

Perforations on pyramid surface allows light to enter the volume.

Pyramids with different height and facing same direction not only create a visual heirarchy by having individual characteristic but also remain its sense of unity.

Having two different types of quadrangle prism attached on thewaffel helps to shape a more interesting experience.

Solid panels helps to define the interior and the exterior and formed a boundary.

Exploded Axonometric 1:1 0

20

60mm

A hollow waffle structure allows a creation of interior volume, which create an opportunity for circulation .

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Computation Workflow

Using Rectangular to create a cubic

Points are divided from lines (lines

3d panelings are generated after

This is the script for waffle structure

mass. This will be the working area.

from the Cube) and later on joined into two individual surfaces.

on the surface and this is where i explore different grasshopper effects (weaverbird etc...)

which reference to the two surfaces programmed earlier.

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Generating Ideas Through Process

M2 Task1

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Fabrication Technique

Lazer cutting is one of the prefabrication technique that allows to fold flat ivory card into a solid structure in a three dimentional space.

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Generating Ideas Through Process

M2 Task2

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SOLID AND VOID

Weaverbird’s effect helps to create cube.

By subtracting volume in this cubic shape, interesting openings are created in which if the structure is in a larger scale it could turn into a space for different purpose. Grasshopper allows us to manipulate the openings in the places that we prefer and achieve our goal.

Point attractor affects the model in terms of its density to be thicker or thinner in certain area. Large opening space permits light.

cantilever is happening in different layers. An open area is created after boolean the shape, a slight elevation of the surface helps to control the movement.

Axonometric 1:1 0

20

60mm

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Grid Manipulation

Design Matrix

M2 Task2 1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Grid Points

Geometry Distribution

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{-149,-270,0}

{200,16,0} {190.919,45.7238,0} {50,81,-68}

Geometry Transformation

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection/point attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

DIspatch/Weaverbird’sMesh Dypyramid

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Computational Process

M2 Task2

Task 01 Grasshopper Script Showing input - associate - output

A 5mX5m box rectangle is created

Grids are created at this point with

“Brep� were referenced on the

which will later be subtracted

point attractor to achieve slight distortion.

points and later booleaned with the cube.

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3D Printing

M2 Task2

Annotation

Additive is the fabrication technique for 3D-Printing, it allows models to be built up by adding materials layer by layer.

Positioning model for good lighting.

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THE GARDEN JEWEL The Pavilion designed for Victoria Gardens is trying to achieve a visual richness and also create an intimate space for gathering. The interior wooden panel and concrete seating allows a small scale (10-15 people) event to run smoothly and also with a warm tone. It also allows a semi-private space for people to enjoy lunch time. The ground is dug down on a hill so resemble the idea of a jewel ring and the diamond that sits on the top. Also by manipulating grass and the elevation to create threshold and circulation in space. The exterior gold and silver metal attracts the tourists and the linear shell structure and pure color (concrete,timber) creates warmth tone.

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M3 - The Garden Jewel

Isometric

M3

Key

Main Circulation

Manipulated Green space SpatialThreshold

Skeleton Structure Detail The metal structure is joined at each joint to created a stable bone-line structure.

The exterior decoration, is generated in grasshopper where the this skeleton structure flows along the curve. the pipe (curve) are installed into the topography to stabalize the structure.

Two types of paneling are present on the pavilion, triangulated panels and the open pyramid panel serve as

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This smooth concrete sphere is manipulated into a shorter height to create a warm intimate scale. Also encourage a sense of gathering in this semi-private space.

Vegetations are allocated in the pavilion’s surrounding where there are no openings. It helps to lead the circulation. Moreover this threshold provides a elevated relaxing space for people to gather around.

THe raised up terrain allows the water to flow towards the lower position.

The timber panelings in the interior adds in interest for the interior space. Also, using wooden textures generates a warmer tone for the inside space..

N Exploded Isometric 1:25 0

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500

1500mm


re: Exo-skeletonn

eton along Curve

Isometric

M3 Design Iteration

Iterations

4.1

2.2

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4.2

2.1

Sphere: Exo-skeletonn + Weaverbird

Kangaroo plug in to create a cone-like structure.

Rotate + scale (Hermit C rab)

The first iteration which I try out Exo-Skeleton structure to create a bus stop-like structure. 2.2 Changed because wanna to explore some other possible geometries.

2.2

Sphere: Exo-skele

Rotate + scale (Hermit C rab)

2.1

1.2

Sphere: Exo-skeletonn

Kangaroo

2.1

4.2

Surfaces rotate around and mimics the shape of a hermit crab. later i adopt the concept of an enclosing shape in my design.


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Site Map

Circulation and Threshold Site Location (20x20m)

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Keys:

Keys: Movement control

Direction of crowd flow

Exterior gathering space

Material Study

Manipulating Topography

Bronze

2318mm

Design Consideration

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Design Considerations

Concrete

Keys: Vision (High point)

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OUTDOOR SHOT

M3

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INDOOR SHOT

M3

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Computational Process

M3

The pipe structure is generated

The Exoskeleton

Paneling tool allows panels to be

through the curves and form the exterior ornamentation.

created on the sphere also by using dispatch two types of shapes are used for interior decoration.

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M3 Fabrication process

The sphere and the exoskeleton is successfully printed with the Makerbot printer. However, throughout this assignment I come to realize the limitation of 3d printer is that the structure turn out to be very fragile if the mass is too thin. For Example, The exoskeleton structure is formed by thin bone-like strucutre which does not hold itself up while printing, instead it attached to the sphere and later it break when I try to attach it. The solution with this issue is to use plaster to reattach the part that breaks.

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360 Image Output

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