Page 1

Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Caleb Biffanti

915044 Dan Parker - Studio 7


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)

Kolerevic outlines the three main processes of digital fabrication as additive fabrication, where form is materialised through layers; subtractive fabrication, through the progressive removal of material; and formative fabrication, where the material is manipulated to follow a desired form.

Parametric design enables for the exploration of complex, unique and unprecedented forms – forms which, due to their establishment in unknown territories present complexities when it comes to fabrication. CNC fabrication allows for the creation of a structure and construction opportunities that are in harmony and integration with the developed form. It further enables the execution of rapidly mass produced products, materials or components that parametric design can explore.

2


Week Three

Surface Creation

Scripting the formation of these lofts was streamlined into a single progression of code, with no baking until the final and refined interation was achieved.

3


Week Four Panels & Waffle

The panelled surfaces enage in a dialogue with the base form that enahnces the progression - starting flat and caolescing to the uppermost point. The perforations and changing aperture of one of the sides creates different moments and views through to the waffle highlighting its intriacy .

Increasing the bands of waffle enhances the ungulation of the surfaces and the views that are explored throught the perforations of one of my panelled surfaces.

4


Week Four

Laser Cutting

As a result of past laser cutting experience, this process was relatively streamlined. Unrolling complex shapes always presents points of nonconformity and the need to rework the construction process. For example, a number of these panels were unable to unroll in a row, hence requring individual construction. The workflow of Grasshopper enabled efficient arraying, labelling and nesting of elements such as the waffle pieces.

5


Week Five

Similar to task 1, the workflow of task two was streamlined to instantly explore iterations.

6


Week Five

Isometric

This booleaned section explores the intricate soace created through the complex geometry and the manipulation through attractor points. The voids blur the line between positive and negative space the stepping form and presents areas of opportunity for the intergration of a programme. The ungulating scale of the voids further explores threshold, the permeability of light and human circulation - depending on its orientationan and execution to a design.

7


Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

[0,0,0]

[2.1, 69.2, 150.0]

[51.9, 77.7, 150.0]

[-45.9, 101.5, 150.0]

[52.3, 112.2, 150.0]

Key

1.4

[-45.9, 101.5, 150.0] [-47.7, 37.2, 150.0]

[27.1, 69.2, 150.0]

[-47.9, -30.8, 46.6] [104.3, -47.6, 150.0]

[11.1, 69.2, 103.0] [49.1, 97.7, 72.4] [52.3, -37.8, 150.0]

[102.3, -12.8, 150.0]

[29.1, -48.6, 150.0]

[-47.7, 112.2, 0.0]

[79.1, -36.1, 150.0]

[-10.5, -80.8, 150.0]

[25.1, -80.8, 117.0] [76.9, 97.7, 0.0]

[27.1, 69.2, 0.0]

[-35.5, -52.3, 0.0]

[-47.7, -37.8, 0.0]

[-70.9, -48.6, 0.0]

[79.1, 51.5, 0.0]

[-10.5, -80.8, 0.0]

[102.3,12.1] [101.9, -52.3, 0.0]

[79.1, -11.1, 0.0]

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

[Index Selection]

[Index Selection]

2.1

2.2

[77.1, -80.8, 0.0]

[Index Selection]

[Index Selection]

2.3

2.4

[-90.2, 151.8, 71.4]

[67.9, 145.3, -34.7] [39.5, -52.3, 150.0]

[-53.3, -49.1, 46.6]

[83.6, 87.8, 69.6]

[-42.7, -105.6, 64.2] [98.8, 52.7, 0.0]

[-35.5, -52.3, 0.0]

[0.3, -67.5, 185.6]

Paneling

[Attractor Point]

[Attractor Point]

[Attractor Point]

[Attractor Point]

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Grid Points Manipulated Grid Points

[-4.7, -52.3, 71.9] [51.6, -52.3, 67.1]

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

Task 01 Matrix Each iteration of the desin was developed and built upon - ideas such as the inclusion of arcs to create one of the forms are an example of this and the progression taken to explore parametric capabilites. Due to this approach, it is the final matrix 3.4 that is fabricated into physical form (seen right).

8


Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

[0,0,0] [12.5, 60.6, 128.8]

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

[-19.7, 28.7, 85.17] [-3.9, -52.5, 214.8] [30.8, 12.5, 0.0]

[32.2, 93.9, 0.0]

[-102.5, 28.7, 0.0]

[-66.7, 27.1, 0.0]

[-48.1, 3.45, 98.4]

[Index Selection]

[Index Selection]

[Index Selection]

[Index Selection]

Shapes

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Scale Manipulation

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

[-67.3, 153.2, 0.0]

[31.8, -48.3, 0.0] [-18.8, 17.1, 0.0]

[-126.4, 118.5, 0.0]

[Attractor Point]

[Attractor Point]

[12.52, -28.6, 0.0]

[-21.58, -132.1, 0.0] [Attractor Point]

ce

ho

lde

r-

3D

pri

nt

no

tc

om

ple

ted

[-48.2, -23.96, 0.00] [-33.1, 36.6, 0.0]

pla

[Attractor Point]

Task 02 Matrix Task 2 development saw the exploration fo the attractor implications on the intial designs - and a further exploration of increasing the value of the grids to 5 (as aposed to 3) to enhance the complexity of the geometry explored in 3.3.

9


Week Six

Final Isometric Views

10


Appendix

Process

1.0 Original boundary creation

1.1exploration of adding an arc

11

1.2


Appendix Process

1.4

1.5 refinement of arc manipulation

12

1.6 testing the panel constructability


Appendix

Process

1.7

2.0

2.1

13


Appendix Process

DD module 02 journal Biffanti 915044  
DD module 02 journal Biffanti 915044  
Advertisement