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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Qiyu Chen

(900388) 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 techniques include two dimensional fabrication, subtractive fabrication and additive fabrication. CNC allows the possibility for faster manufacture. It helps minimise the procedure of traslating digital designs into physical fabrication. This means the reduction of time, labour and probably money used in the fabrication process. It illuminates the future of industry, because its progressively widened adoption by manufacturers indicates the massive jump of productivity. Building industry, for instance, can benefit from CNC by producing more newly designed structure within a smaller time span.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

By Following the process taught in workshop, we can get two basic surfaces within the boudary. Bake the surfaces and use DupEdge command in rhino to get the edge of surfaces. Not directly using the lines generated in grasshopper is because they have directions and will make it difficult for futher iteration with extra curves. After having edges prepared in rhino, we are free to draw several extra curves in rhino of whihc the ends shoud be on the z-axis edges. Or alternatively, we can generate multiple points in rhino and use Nurbs Curve command in grasshopper to get curves. Then plug those curves in order into Loft sector in grasshopper. Then we get the surface we want.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

The idea behind the rule of panelling in this model is to simulate a symbolical figure of billows or breeze with paper. In terms of visual quality, the complexity of panels on two sides vary in order to form a constrast and address the more important role of panels on the left side. The overlapping strips form an interesting image in which sense of motion and thickness is generated.

One of the challenge of making the waffle is to make sure that the centre of the two base surfaces donnot intersect. The centre of them are made to sunken deepy to “kiss� each other. However, since the x-axis waffle structure grows inwards the inbetween. Therefore, there needs enough space for the waffle.

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Week Four

z0

z1

x0

x1

x9

x10 5

x8

x17

z4

z5 x18 x2

x3

x11

x12 x4

x13 x5

x14 x6

x7

x15

x16

x19

z8

z7

z6

z3

Comment on the process of creating a Laser Cut file for your model. what is the constrains and highlight what you have learnt.

z2

Laser Cutting


Week Five

Left: Boolean script; Right: Boolean Iterations. Exploring grasshopper and attractor methods are full of fun. Different attraction type will result in different outcome.

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Week Five

Isometric

Numbers of domes intersect each other and generate thresholds and routes for circulation. The cone structure of each room gives spatious places for activities. By looking upwards, visitors will be astonished by the beauty of hierachy, if the pavilion is in olarge scale compared to human. The exterior are made of overlapped triabgles with soft edges. One can imagine it as a panoramic Asian landspace painting. The interior can be seen as a epitome of a karst landform where the bedrocks are dissoluted and stone walls grow from the ceiling and generate multiple layers of space. The walking experience becomes a tour of enjoyment and appreciation. In this sense, the architecture is no longer a tower for accommodation or production. Instead, it is given the notion of pure beauty. And it is hence turned into a dimension of sense. It functions as a substitute of Nature (if it is man-made) or a complement of housing (if it is natural).

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Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

{38.5, 151, 151}

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

{1, 71, 151}

{151, 91, 151} {151, 61, 151}

Grid Points

{151,98.5, 151}

{1,68.5 ,1} {88.5, 1, 1}

{121, 151, 1}

{1, 98.5, 1}

{1, 106, 1}

{151, 151, 1}

{151,151, 1}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

{621,538, 0}

{151, 1, 1}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.3

2.4

{683,500, 0}

{596,368, 0}

{182,100, 198}

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

{1 , 1, 151}

{1 , 151, 151}

24.5

{151,132.63, 149.66}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Establishing two new surfaces as the grid of offset points}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

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Task 01 Matrix Comment on the choices you have made while iterating on task 1. Which versions your chose to develop and why?

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Week Six Task 02

{50, 74, 326} {112, 95, 276}

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key {0,0,0}

{-834, 173, 110}

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

{75, 209, 132} {-79, 59, 66}

Grid Points

{189, 130, 132} {-42, -1, 76}

{32, -35, 76} {8.5, -54, 0}

{Curve Attractor}

{138, -54, 0}

{Point Attractor}

Cone Distribution

2.1

2.2

{Index Selection}

{Point Attractor and Curve Attractor}

2.3

2.4

{-107, 73, 124}

{45, -6, 102}

{46, -40, -11} {Attractor Point Location}

{Point Attractor}

{176, -134, 67}

{Gaussian Curvature}

{Volume Gravitational Centres}

{147, -87, -5}

Cone Transformation

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

{-188, 28, 129}

{172, 185, 96} {179, 176, 96}

{229, 281, 88} {226, 266, 85} {198, 206, 96} {205, 197, 96}

{270, 273, 91} {267, 259, 88}

{205, 197, 41}

{-19, -25, -9} {278, 273, -15}

{Consistent Scaling}

{Point Attractor}

{Morph}

{Random Scale}

Task 02 Matrix Comment on the choices you have made while iterating on task 2. Which versions your chose to develop and why?

Back

Front

Inner Structure

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ipulation

{1,68.5 ,1} {88.5, 1, 1}

{121, 151, 1}

{1, 98.5, 1}

{-79, 59, 66}

{189, 130, 132} {-42, -1, 76}

{1, 106, 1}

{151, 151, 1}

{151,151, 1}

{32, -35, 76}

{151, 1, 1} {8.5, -54, 0}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection} {Curve Attractor}

2.2

{621,538, 0}

2.3

{Index Selection}

{Point Attractor and Curve Attractor}

2.3

2.4

2.4

{596,368, 0}

Week Six

{Point Attractor}

{683,500, 0}

Cone Distribution

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

2.1

{138, -54, 0}

{182,100, 198}

24.5

{151,132.63, 149.66}

2.1

2.2

{-107, 73, 124}

Final Isometric Views

{45, -6, 102}

{46, -40, -11}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Establishing two new surfaces as the grid of offset points}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

{Attractor Point Location}

{Point Attractor}

{176, -134, 67}

{Gaussian Curvature}

{Volume Gravitational Centres}

{147, -87, -5}

Cone Transformation

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

{-188, 28, 129}

{172, 185, 96} {179, 176, 96}

{229, 281, 88} {226, 266, 85} {198, 206, 96} {205, 197, 96}

{270, 273, 91} {267, 259, 88}

{205, 197, 41}

{-19, -25, -9} {278, 273, -15}

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{Consistent Scaling}

{Point Attractor}

Back

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{Morph}

Front

{Random Scale}

Inner Structure

Grid Points


Appendix

Process

Establishing the base surfaces is the essense of this assignment. Having a pair of interesting surfaces can not only result in a promising outcome, but also adds to the joy of spending 20 to 30 hours on a single assignment. However, if the surfaces are too weird, it will make life miserable when it comes to model making.

Now I finally understand what is meant by “Generating Ideas Through Process�. During the assembly of the waffle structure, some very interesting architectural inspiration striked me. The semi-finished waffle structure presents a beautiful image of cantilever and generated a breathe-taking spatial inbetween and a harmonious relationship between thresholds and form.

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Appendix Process

It was extremely unlucky to me that I initially folded the strip panels in the wrong direction. Therefore, I had to split and unfold them all and then refold. I haven’t had such desprerate emotion that even almost made me cry. Moral of the story: next time when I make models, I might need to assembly some of the components to check if they are made the correct way.

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Appendix

Process

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