THE MATRIX INPUT: IMAGE SAMPLER ASSOCIATION: IMAGE SAMPLER OUTPUT: DATA DRIVEN EXTRUSION
WYNDHAM CITY = ‘W’ image sampler used
INPUT: OVERLAPPING PATTERNS ASSOCIATION: IMAGE SAMPLER OUTPUT: ROTATION OPERATION
OVERLAPPING CIRCULAR PATTERNS image samplerS used
Babiyyar memorial The purpose of the series of matrixes is a collaborative effort in our exploration of the possibilities and limitations using Rhino and the Grasshopper. Using a variety of data inputs, associations and outputs we were able to generate a range of designs to enable us to potentially meet the criteria set forward in the Gateway Project Design Proposal. Each row represents our development in this design process and ultimately expands to a selection of two potential design solutions.
Kokkugia has designed a space of “rich and intricate detail”, however the interior lacks consistency and relevance to the outside elements. This, we believe is an indication of the pitfalls engendered throughout the advancement of architectural discourse.
SERPENTINE PAVILLION Toyo Ito | 2002
Similiarly to our personal project shown above, but on a much larger scale this Mueseum by MAD architects goes beyond the possibilities that can be explored in 3 dimensional modelling software shows how these forms can infact be fabricated. What this does is provide one of many examples to those interested in this fluid style of design of the possibilities that can be acheived which encourages the discourse to continue to explore designs such as this a realistically acheivable options and designs which are cutting edge.
This is something we think should certainly be a major goal for the Wyndham gateway proposal.
SPORTS STADIUM DATA DRIVEN PANELIZATION PT.2 This concept sports stadium allows us to focus on the exterior features. The facade of the stadium has been driven largely from data and analysis and the ‘responsive building skin’. The designers were able to digitally analyise the effect that solar radiation had of the form of the building and using this data inturn determined both how many panels and what type of panels would be need to required to be placed into an over geometric pattern that would cover the whole building.
The Pavillion was groundbreaking in that both its structure and aesthetic were based on complex geometry, specifically an algorithm designed by engineer Cecil Balmond, that involves the rotation and scaling of a series of squares around a central axis. The use of CAD allowed the building to be designed in such a way that it does not have a façade distinct from its structure, rather it is pure structure...like a crystal or a snowflake.
For our proposal for Wyndham, taking the idea of analysing a set of data which is appropriate to the site, for example wind or sun light and using this infomation to digitally design a out come that responds directly. The gateway proposal is a significant chance for Wyndham to be involved in a relativly new approach to architectural thinking and invest in a peice of architecture that can is at the forefront of architecural thinking
Airspace Tokyo is a mixed-used residential and commercial building designed by Hajime Masubuchi of Studio M. The facade of this building is an example of how parametric modelling can be used to create a design that serves multiple functions; acting as a cultural reference to the pre-existing site while serving the practical purpose of limiting views and light between the interior and exterior of the building. By recreating the vonoroi screen in Grasshopper with a parametric definition, a cardboard model of this pattern was able to be fabricated. This allowed us to explore the physical features of the design, playing light and composition, giving us an understanding of how this screen may act in the situation of the Wyndham Gateway.
Achim Menges, in his article ‘Material Resourcefulness: Activating Material Information in Computational Design’, explores how modern design techniques allow material information to be used within computational design processes, generating an architecture which utilizes the innate properties of materials as opposed to treating all material as a homogenous and passive property of design.
Parallels between this project and the Wyndham Gateway Project can be drawn in the social agenda of the projects - both are intended to provide a sense of identity to its inhabitants and spatial organisation (though the Wyndham Gateway is on a much larger, regional scale). They are also intended to revitalise an existing place, to inspire forward thinking and raise
By integrating data about a certain material into the scripting of a parametric definition, a design can be produced which works with the specific material’s properties, rather than against it. In the example of timber, data pertaining to the structure of the wood, including its relative tensile strength across and along the grain, can be included in the programming of a parametric design, allowing the design to create a form which works with the physical properties of the timber, as opposed to treating it as a homogenous material.
the profile of the area. The use of parametric computational design processes in this project can be aligned with the goals of regeneration and revitalisation. Application of current and forward-moving technologies spell out a clear message that this housing estate contains up to date amenities as well as opportunities for growth now and into the future.
ADS: AIR | TUTOR: DAVID LISTER | ELIZABETH CALTABIANO, STEPH LONGMORE-DODD, LEIGH HAWKSWOOD, BLAIR SCOTT