S T U D I O AIR ALGORITHMIC SKETCHBOOK
2015, SEMESTER 1, CHRISTOPHER DUNKLEY
TABLE OF CONTENTS CONCEPTUALISATION 4
WEEK 1 VASE
WEEK 2 PAVILION
WEEK 2 DATA TREE
WEEK 3 PATTERNS
WEEK 4 MATH FUCTIONS
WEEK 5 SPIDERWEBS
POMPIDOU METZ BUILDING
26 INFLATABLES 27
EVOLUTION OF FINAL DESIGN
STRUCTURAL TEST - KARAMBA
Vase Design - Week 1 Strategy 1
This vase design strategy uses 4 simple creations of a circle that are based off different set axis (X,Y,Z) as well as manipulable radiuses. They are then lofted with each other to create the form seen.
Strategy 2 This vase design strategy uses 2 set polylines that create a form. The forms are then connected via multiple changeable marker points which create connected lines with the shift list input tool and then loft to the various forms
This vase design strategy has been created using many different shapes (pentagons, circle, square ect) that are stacked upon each other via axis points. The shapes are then created multiple times via the series tool and lofted to various shapes.
This vase design strategy has been created from a set polyshape which has been replicated up and allowed to fillet to various sizes
Strategy 5 This vase design strategy has been created from a cur ve that has been created and replicated up various times. The shape has then been cross referenced with multiple series and then revolved around each other
Pavilion Design - Week 2
The dimentions of this pavilion are 20x20 and aim to respond to a give location along Meri creek. This design is created with the experimentation of creating a pavilion that is dynamiclly manipulated from a known point on a cur ve running through the pavilion outline. The form of the pavilion shape then responds to the location of that point on the cur ve and therefor changes the shape accordingly. After the script has been created for the pavilion materials can be added using Weaverbird which adds differnet surfaces depending on the tool used from the Weaverbird plugin (see images).
Data Tree Management
All Lists Extra TaskThe images shown are exporing the use of Data Tree Managment in which it is possible to create shor t, long and cross referenced lists of lines connecting from two cur ves.
Long List Cross Ref
Patterns - Week 3 Strategy 1
For this task we were asked to create a pattern using the connection points between lines and points placed on a grid surface. This involved the use of the cull tool to the list outputs. As well as this the script I have created is used from a cross reference and is dynamic in its output.
This task took a similar approach to the first however also involved the tool of a flatten tree which flattened the grids data structure onto the one grid face, which I created with a surface.
Strategy 3 The third strategy was created using an image as the modulator for the placement of points. These points were created as circles and then flattened onto the grip surface. The placement of the points was determined by the black & white shades of the drawing, which in this case had a clear definition between the two shades.
The final strategy was created using the voronoi component which can determine the placement of points and the formation of the pattern based off a given parameter.
Patterns - Week 4 Task 1
Using the standard mathematical function, this design creates a surface from two cur ves that are connected by multiple lines. the points for the connection is determined by the mathematical expression shown.
This design is a replication of the first with the 'IF' function incorporated to give a different output.
Using the standard mathematical function to produce a patterning technique. This design uses the components of the voronoi tool which is then created into a surface.
This design is replicated from the first one (above), however it incorporates the 'IF' function in the mathematical expression to determine the output of the data. This is then created into a surface also.
Spider webs - Week 5
Task 1 - Graph Mapper & Culling with Kangaroo Physics on X & Y plane
Z This spider web design is constructed using a voronoi design pattern bounded by a rectangle and acted upon in a Z direction with Kangaroo Physics.
Task 1.1 - Graph mapper & culling
with Kangaroo Physics on Z & Y plane
The next task was to rebuild the task 1 design, however apply the design to a Z Y axis. In this design I expor ted some of the different design patterns the sliders could output.
Task 2 - Field lines and Forces with Kangaroo Physics
Task two involved building spider webs by the effects of magnetic forces and kangaroo physics. By creating Rhino existing cur ves and referencing them to various forces the output creates multiple spider web designs. At this stage I have not been successful in applying Kangaroo Physics.
Task - Pompidou metz building Attempted re-design of the Pompidou metz building, looking at the complexity of different topological surfaces, and then mesh structure tool used as a projection to a lofted surface.
Task - Star Pavilion Attempted design of the starshell pavilion using grids applied onto a 3D surface
Task -Inflatables Fur ther exploration into the Kangaroo physics component and how inflatable design can work, with pressure points. This design shows how the inflate tool as par t of kangaroo physics can create inflatables from surfaces.
Task - Evaluating Feilds
This task involved the use of creating magnetic field forces based from a group of cur ves. The design can be controlled via the use of a graph mapper thus making the design dynamically controllable.
Evolution of final design | Shown below is the process of both failed trials and developments of the final design from the preliminar y design. All iterations show development of optimal form and aesthetic towards achieving a developed membrane mesh that is based on the data retrieved from the site for locations of the trees.
Dynamic lighting development - failed
Exploration into minimal surface design for connecting basic forms when relaxed
Exploration into design for enclosed space situated amongst tree tops
Design development to create centralised minimal surface design - failed
Design development for create interconnected surfaces form from minimal surfaces
Structural test - Karamba
Failed test of design applying structural stress downwards, results show design collapsing.
Attempts of Karamba visual structural analysis on basic minimal surfaces and geometries.
Algorithmic sketchbook by Christopher Dunkley, 2015 sem 1