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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Arika Brandon

Joel Collins + Studio 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)

The three types of fabrication techniques outlined in the reading are laser cutting, CNC and production processes. Production processes includes subtraction, additive, cutting and formative. With this range of processes avaliable, designers are not limited to just one form and are able to create many different forms. Each process offer different results for different ideas based on what the designer desires for their form.

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Week Three Surface Creation

While some of the surfaces produced are certainly not developable, I still nonetheless created surfaces through trial and error. After accumulating a few surfaces, I picked out the most interesting ones and developed them further to make it easier to create.

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Week Four

Panels & Waffle

Both of the surfaces used had 3D panels on them, one with weaverbird in it and the other without. However the panels were a little hard to construct due to the face that there were 3 mini triangulated surfaces on one panel.

CThe waffle structure for the two surfaces are a bit odd as you can see up the top because both of the surfaces differ widly. On the second surface, the 4th side of the surface was so small it made the waffle structure a little hard to construct

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Week Four Laser Cutting

Because of the materials used in this session of laser cutting, it made things easier if the Fablab did not tape the panels to the page, therefore I had to alternate the cut and etch lines so that the panels could hold themselves into the page. I then manyally cut out the etch lines.

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Week Five

To further explore the space that could be created with boolean difference, i used 3 different shapes, dodecahedron, tetrahedron and spheres. I then did several cuts per shape and then did an edge analysis on each. Due to the fact that most of these segments are undevelopable or at least very difficult to develop, the best option I was left with was the dodecahedron as the angles were not as sharp but they still provided more interest than just an ordinary sphere.

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Week Five Isometric

The final boolean difference chosen was dodecahedron shaped. The segment used is rougly 1/8th of the overall cube. The segment still manages to retain the ‘cube’ shape which creates a more intricate interior. Of the 6 faces of the cubes, half of them do not have any augmentation on it at all and are plain. There is one main opening to the segment that leads into a smaller area. THe entrace is halted by a little ‘step’ or pause. On the other side, a smaller dodechedron creates a little ‘window’ to see straight inside the space. The space created is an intricate and cozy space as it is mostly encompassed by the ‘cube’ shape. The step clearly indicates the threshold and opening and sets the viewer up for the intricate surfaces lining the walls. The window on the side allows for light to come in and add interest to the surfaces.

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Week Six

Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

2.1

2.2

1.3

2.3 {6, 32, 7}

Random attractor

Paneling

3.1

Point attractor

3.2

1.4

2.4 {7.83, 48.21, 4}

{6, 32.4, 6}

{3, 8.7, 31.4}

Curve + point attractor

Curve attractor

3.3

3.4

Task 01 Matrix I chose to use 2 3D panels on the surfaces as I felt that the 2D panels did not create enough interest. One surface has weaverbird and point attractors included while the other surface has only point attractors. I wanted to make one panel quite complex and keep the other simple yet interesting. I also wanted to use surfaces that were contrasting yet not undevelopable. Holes in differing panels to provide both interest in form and allow lighting to enter inside the structure

ted panels to allow rm. The closed off the light to transe traingulated form

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Lofts

1.2

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

Week Six

1.1

2.1

2.2

1.3

2.3 {6, 32, 7}

Final Isometric Views Random attractor

Paneling

3.1

Point attractor

3.2

1.4

2.4 {7.83, 48.21, 4}

{6, 32.4, 6}

{3, 8.7, 31.4}

Curve + point attractor

Curve attractor

3.3

3.4

Holes in differing panels to provide both interest in form and allow lighting to enter inside the structure

3D triangulated panels to allow interest in form. The closed off panels allow the light to transform over the traingulated form

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Appendix Process

To help visualise the model without having to 3D print it, I would set the view to rendered to help highlight the areas that are in shadow and the areas that are in light. It also brought attention to the ‘problem’ areas that might be a worry while 3d printing.

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Appendix Process

An initial make 2D of the panels. As you can see with the hidden lines in view it makes it very messy and hard to read. Therefore in the final pin up I did not include the hidden lines and only changed the make 2D with varying lineweights to create a sense of depth

The process of panel making, there were initial problems as some were undevelopable. As you can see, I had started to play around a little with 2D panels but foudn them not as interesting as 3D panels and stuck with 3D panels and added weaverbird

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Appendix Process

Some of the initial point attraction curves used. Some were very similar to each other and others were too extreme to the point it would be undevelopable or not aesthetic.

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