Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Devina Citraramyaguna 917826 Joel Collins + Studio 15
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 first fundamental type of fabrication is substactive fabrication, where there are sections of the material that are removed. Second, additive fabrication, which is forming by adding material in a process called layering. The last type is formative fabrication, forming a material into a desired shape by applying mechanical forces, restricting formes, heat or steam. Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication allows designers to create a free-form, which means they can design as well as communicate their designs through models.
The process of iterating surfaces was interesting as they are less likely to look the same with each other. When iterating surfaces, different numbers of lines lofted were used. There are surfaces where it is created by lofting two lines and three lines. The surfaces created by three lines have a more curvy shape, which creates more interesting definition to it. My surface script is consisted of one with two lines lofted and one with three lines lofted. The combination of both gives interesting definition to the overall surface script as well as its interior.
Week Four Panels & Waffle
The panels are bigger at the top left and get smaller to the bottom right. The surface on the right consisted of two different kinds of 3D panels to help controling the light penetrating inside the structure.
The waffle structure is designed with a concept of a house where the bottom space is much bigger than the top. The top of the structure represents the roof of a house.
Creating a Laser Cut file needs a careful decision which lineworks should be etched or cut to lower the risk of losing or damaging the cut objects. Also, different objects can be aligned to one line in order to minimize the cost. However, aligning objects would not work great on unrolled surface as their ends could overlay to the other objects.
With the task 2, it is hard to create iterations only from grid distribution. On the other hand, iterating from different geometries allows more interesting space created.
This isometric shows the complexity created from intersecting geometries. Although it is complex, a pattern from the geometry used is still apparent. Holes are also produced from the intersection between geometry and the main cube, which allows light to penetrate into the interior space. It is intentionally cut into a trapezium prism to create columns to hold up the structure. A cantilever is created as the geometries inside intersect with each other. The intersecting geometries also create passages for humans to travel around inside the structure.
Week Six Task 01
(-25, 100, 150) (0, 131.25, 150)
(-25, 100, 150)
1.4 (0, 90, 150)
(0, 150, 150)
(0, 120, 150)
(0, 60, 150)
(0, 6, 150)
Grid Points (150, 30, 150)
(125, 60, 150) (125, 0, 150)
Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves
(0, 105, 150)
(150, 150, 150)
(150, 60, 150) (150, 45, 150)
(150, 30, 150) (150, 0, 150) (0, 0, 0)
(-25, 0, 0)
(125, 150, 0)
(0, 0, 0)
(150, 120, 0) (0, 0, 0) (45, 0, 0)
(0, 0, 0)
(150, 150, 0) (150, 90, 0)
(150, 0, 0)
(125, 25, 0)
Paneling Grid & Attractor Point
(60, -35, 194)
(157, 171, 43)
(64, -28, 78)
(157, 163, 0) (113, -24, 0)
(Point and Curve Attractor)
Task 01 Matrix The paneling grid iterations in the matrix show different usages of attractor, which are point and curve attraction, also the combination of both in one surface script. The surface script used for 3D paneling is the same because with different types of panels could create different definitions and atmospheres to the surfaces.
Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves Grid Points
(180, 120, 0)
(30, -80, 0)
(180, 120, 0)
(180, 120, 0)
Task 02 Matrix The geomerty distribution used for iterating different geometry allows the geometries inside to intersect with each other, which will create a space that is more complex.
Final Isometric Views
The orientation of second surface panels in order to control the light penetrating inside the waffle structure.
Surface script that was initially chosen. However, the waffle structure was complicating as the contour lines were
Holes in the structure reveal the complexity of the interior.
A view which gives a sense of continuity as a result of geometry patterning.
Details of the paneling