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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Ching-Pu Liu 917853 Joel Collins + 15

Week Three

Reading: Kolerevic B. 2003. Architecture in the Digital Age

Kolerevic described three fundamental type of fabrication techniques in the reading. Outline the three techniques and discuss the potential of Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication with parametric modelling. (150 words max)

According to the readings by Kolerevic, Subtractive, Additive and Formative are the three different types of fabrication technique. Subtractive fabrication technique is to allow objects to be subtracted in all three axis. For instance, a large piece of wood could be cut into a scultural object by using the cnc cutter that allows milling to happen in the exterior. As in 3D printing, additice fabrication technique is to use materials running in the x-y axis to added up in layers to form a mass. Formative Fabrication is to use heat and steam applying on the surface to cut out the areas that will be used for different function. Differ drom CNC (Subtractive Fabricatiom), it is restricted by the fact that is could only cut out tow -dimentional objects. Parametric modeling and Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication helps architect to develop a systematic way to create iterations. It allows a faster way to create variation under a rule that is created.


Week Three

Surface Creation

The Surfaces were created by using method. POint attractors and curve attractors help to centralize the surface. Weaverbird effect helps to create openings, thicken, or even duplicate the shape. BY using different pattern also create diffeent visual effect.


Week Four Panels & Waffle

One of the panel is a square surface and has a larger surface area. The other one is twisted outward.

the Twisted surface has a curvy shape waffle support and the square one has a straight and longer support. The shape transform from square to triangle.


Week Four

Laser Cutting

Lazer cutting file that has been submitted to cut my model. Line works have to be carfully identified to avoid the machine accidentally cut off itch lines.


Week Five

BY trying out different shapes and using grasshopper effect, shapes can be mainipulated in different ways to create a more interesting effect for boolean.


Week Five


The spetial quality of the model is its interconnectivity and the larger openings based on the shape that was booleaned inside and outside the cubic structure. Pemeability was therefore created.


Week Six Task 01

Task 01 Matrix The reason for choosing this one as my final iteration is because the openings created in this iteration is what attracts me. The openings are large enough to allow sunlight but still remain its characteristic.


Week Six Task 02

Task 02 Matrix The cone iteration is the one I choose to develop. Using dispatch item, Weaverbird and Point Attractor help to create a mass with different density in different edge.


Week Six

Final Isometric Views





Appendix Process





Digital design module 2 chingpu david liu  

Module 2 for Digital Design. This Module helps to give us an understanding about digital fabrication.

Digital design module 2 chingpu david liu  

Module 2 for Digital Design. This Module helps to give us an understanding about digital fabrication.