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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Yueming Yang 929212 Siavash Malek + 20


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 fundamental type of fabrication techniques are transformative methods, additives methods and subtractive methods. Transformative methods is done by using mechnics, bending, steam and heat to transfer the basic materials in a desired mold form. Additive methods means adding material. An typical example for it is 3D printing, which composed by numerous layers of powder stuck toghether and form the structure. On the contrast, the subtractive methods is a reductive process. It is about reducing particular parts of the original materials to give the disired shape. CNC allows numerous practice of iterations,which can produce more accurate complex model when compared with manual work. It brings more possibilities for parametric modelling.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

The script of my grasshopper file when I created loft surface.

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At this step, I adjusted the surface and angle to create a big open space inside. The sloped skin can provide shadow for interior space.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

Voronoi pattern has been adopted at both side to show a sense of consistency. Openings on the protruding panels are smaller at the bottom, and increase in size towards the top of the volume. They control the amont of lighting passing through, while still create shadow for interior space.

A hollow waffle structure allows for the creation of an interior open space.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

In laser cut template, the red lines are etched lines, and the black lines are cut lines. When I tried to unroll my panels and add tabs for them, I found Rhino would also add tabs for openings, which are not desirable. Therefore I deleted the tab lines at openings and that made the later folding works easier.

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Week Five

The script of my grasshopper file when I did task 2.

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Week Five

Isometric

I tried different geomertries and I choose octagon cells as it gives the bigest inner space. The openings are only at one side therefore control the direction of light. I tried to make two gateways, one is bigger main entrance, the other one is smaller.

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Week Six Task 01 Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0} {150,57,150}

{150,60,150}

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

{150,60,150} {150,135,150}

{150,135,150}

{0,0,134}

Grid Points {150,45,149}

{15,147,150}

{45,0,0} {150,0,0}

{150,147,30} {0,15,-1}

{150,135,0}

{15,150,0}

{150,0,49}

{15,147,0}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{313,298,60}

{586,250,149} {445,270,54}

{469,361,54}

{645,224,137} {514,230,12}

{557,251,15}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Curve Location}

{Attractor Curve Location}

{Random Attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 01 Matrix For the paneling, I started with on side of hexgon cells and one side of voronoi cells (3.1), which are all in fixed height. Then I explored the weaverbird to do some interesting hexgons (3.2). After that I felt it is weird to do one side of hexgon and one side of voronoi, therefore I changed to voronoi pattern on the both side (3.3) . The height of this The height of protrudes are different . This is the protrudes are also varied, thus create an abstract butterfly wing shape. The top part of it is 2D here to show aside, transtihighest one on this and the corresponding I got inspiration of the whole shape from butone at the other side is also the highest one on tion from 2D to 3D. Because there is already a big opening on the top of the waffle, I want to control the amount of that skin. terfly, with the openings on protrudes and varies lighting passing through the skin. So I gave up the 2D part, and that is the final version figure 3.4. height, the shadow of this module also gives a shape of butterfly wing.

e a definite boundary and interior.

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Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

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

{68,173,70} {37,21,88}

{54,221,0}

{68,91,21}

{68,91,21}

{40,40,0}

{147,121,0}

Sphere Distribution

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{100,40,87} {12,20,70} {12,239,-23}

{12,190,12}

Different Cells

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Random Attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 02 Matrix The openings are only at this side. They control the direction the lights.

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Paneling

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Week Six

Final Isometric Views

The height of protrudes are different . This is the highest one on this side, and the corresponding one at the other side is also the highest one on that skin.

Solid panels create a definite boundary between exterior and interior.

Openings on the protruding panels are smaller at the bottom, and increase in size towards the top of the volume. They control the amont of lighting passing through, while still create shadow for interior space. Voronoi pattern has been adopted at both side to show a sense of consistency.

A hollow waffle structure allows for the creation of an interior open space.

Task 01 Final Isometric

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fferent Cells

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

The openings are only at this side. They control the direction the lights.

The boomleaned geometry left enclosed dark space

The main entrance

The small gate besides the main entrance.

Task 02 Final Isometric

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Appendix

Process

The grasshopper script of my voronoi panelings.

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Appendix Process

The unroll process of panels.

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Appendix

Process

The preview 3D printing in Makerbot.

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Left hand side of task 1 model.

Right hand side of task 1 model.


The main entrance

The small gate besides the main entrance.

The original boomleaned model

The original boolean model.

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