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MMOT

Modeling the Methodologies of Our Time


Modeling the Methodologies of Our Time (MMOT) is a continuing SSHRC Research-Creation grant awarded in 2011. This three-year grant investigates the productive and demonstrative characteristics at play in architectural design methodologies. This project brings together a project team with members of the academic community as well as industry researchers and partners (Autodesk, Canadian Centre for Architecture). This research-creation project will result in a critical understanding and unpacking of contemporary computational methodologies through constructed demonstrations of these methodologies as architectural events in a final exhibition. This researchcreation project aims to lay bare the complex intertwining of “paradigmatic� models of productive and imaginative creation.

Funding Agency - SSHRC Program Title - Research-creation in the Fine Arts Duration - 2011-2014 Budget - $197,600 Principal Investigator - Michael Jemtrud Lead Research Assistants - Philam Nguyen (PhD), Jason Crow (PhD) PhD RAs - Yoonchun Jung, Anca Matyiku, Brighita Lungu, Ziad Ewais Research Assistants - 10 (MA). Industry/Institutional Partners: Autodesk


M o d e l i n g Ty p o l o g i e s The content creation project that explores the status of our contemporary digital tools and techniques is a narrative woven around the design and construction of “Three Little Shacks”. The three shacks’ character are defined and dictated by the specific “modeling logic” and tools defined by 3 groups: biomimicry, parametricism and biomorphism.


Shacks Process Diagram Each shack has a singular trajectory although many congruencies and overlapping of tools and techniques exist among them. The goal of this project is thus to present the complex ecology of these architectural models - their historical context, their myths, their biases along with the innovation and efficiencies that they possess. The stories told through these shacks is one exemplary of the methodologies of our time. BOX

IMAGE

ENGRAVE FOLD TATTOO TOP

BLOB

NORTH 5 PANELS SKIN

EAST

BONE WEST

DATA

VERT. HORIZ.

BONE

BORDER SHACK

SOUTH SMALL

BIG SOLE

ON

OFF STRUCTURE

JIG


The Bone-Shack The Bone-Shack is the result of looking at organic processes of bone formations, specifically that of the triceratops skull. The pebble shape offers a high construction challenge, curved spaces being at odds with the current standards of fabrication. Through digitalized analysis and rationalization of the exterior shape and a set of detailing principles, specific pieces are drawn, produced and then assembled. The computerized scripting accommodates a vast range of blobs and the exact shape of any iteration of the shack can be modified without additional human detailing. The shack appliances are all connected to the SOLE, a modular flooring system with a built-in wall within which an articulated bathroom and kitchen are integrated. The self-supporting and monocoque nature of the shell accommodate simultaneously the insulation and structural requirements of the shack, while still allowing for a quick assembly on-site.


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1. truckbed limitations 2. pebble

3. triceratops

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1. 5 panels 2. script

3. top panel breakdown

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- Integrated components


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SYSTEMS

1 SOLAR COLLECTORS 2 RAIN WATER COLLECTION 3 ENVELOPPE 4 STRUCTURE 5 WATER TANK 6 FILTRE & U.V. 7 SINK KITCHEN 8 SINK WASHROOM 9 SHOWER 10 W.C. 11 BIOMASS BOILER* 12 COMPOST TANK 13 VENTILATION 14 POTABLE WATER TANKS 15 GREY WATER TANKS

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*LOHBERGER PRODUCTS VERSATILE & ENERGYEFFICIENCY, COOK, ROAST, BAKE AND GENERATE HOT WATER WHILE HEATING THE SHACK. HEIGHT AJUSTABLE GRADE IN THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER VARIABLE FROM SUMMER TO WINTER MODE BY MEANS OF A CRANK HANDLE

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WAFFLE - finger joint connections

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PANEL - frame construction and handling

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SHACK - panels assembly connections

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OPENINGS - doors and windows adjustments

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ENVELOPE - insulation and water management

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SOLE - building of the base and tank sizes WET MODULE - insulation and water management


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T h e Ta t t o o - S h a c k

The Tattoo-Shack is the result of graphic representations interwoven with skin depth and building envelope performance. Cross-laminated timber panels are readily available along large-scale CNC mills that are only used to drill holes in them. Instead, carving in the depth of the panel to make an image or pattern appear on the surface offers a wider range of customization and better responds to client and/or context. A standardized panelling process creates a vertical wall that can bend in one direction, offering various configurations of interior plan. The shack appliances are all connected to the SOLE, a modular flooring system with a built-in wall within which an articulated bathroom and kitchen are integrated. The structural qualities, built-in insulation accommodate simultaneously the insulation, structural requirements and exterior texture treatment of the shack, while still retaining a size and weight that allows for a quick assembly on-site.


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MMOT

Modeling the Methodologies of Our Time

MMOT 2011-2014 | FARMM  

MMOT is an ongoing research-creation project that exists at...