Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Hani Zulaika Zaharudin 857134 Chelle Yang 857134
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)
Three fundamental type of fabrication techniques are digital fabrication, two dimensianal fabrication and subtractive fabrication. Through this paramatic modelling could be fabricated in more precise manner and models could be cut from a very thin material to a very thick one. This is because geometries are being described more precisely. Besides that, it is also considered as cost effecient
Iteration 3 For my design, morph 3D is used creating hollow spaces in the pyramids. It is a combination of iteration 1 and 4 combined together. Basically a basic pyramid geometry is used for the iterations
Week Four Panels & Waffle
Morph 3D from weave bird is used in grasshopper in order to create perforation for both sides of the panels. Panels are bigger at the bottom and decrease in size towards the top of the volume. This creates stability to the structure
The waffle is slightly curved to one side and hollow in the middle. It is quite stable considering the wide base of the waffle.
Both of my panels in the both sides are perforated. While creating tabs, these holes have created extra overlapping tabs that are needed to manually delete and rearrange it. Some of the panels has really large holes in comparison to the size, thus the tabs are needed to be redrawn carefully to avoid the panels to break or tear for laser cutting. Since all of the panels are perforated, putting the lines in the layers are very important. Some of the lines are needed to be cut through in the middle. These panels are not cost efficient as well as there are many lines needed to be cut and thus costing more.
Comment on the process of scripting and designing your boolean form. Label your images here. Use white colour background in Rhino only. Firstly a star shape is drawn and the star is extruded to a point in both side in order to create a 3D geometry. Point attraction is used to create variation. For iteration one, cubes were booleaned together in order to produce a square design. Iteration 2 is made up of a group of cylinders. Iteration 3 is booleaned with a set of regular spheres and lastly iteration 4 is made up of torus surface in grasshopper. It gives out a unique tunnel like geometry.
Iâ€™ve tried to create my own geometry and I chose to use a star shaped geometry. This is because the edges of a star could create interesting design when they intersect between the geometries. The design is porost as it is as theres openings from all six angle. The interior of the design is filled of different heights and angles. The image shows the view from below showing a star shape view of the interior
Week Six Task 01
Paneling Grid & Attractor Point
Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves
Task 01 Matrix The shape of pyramids are the main theme of the iterations. This is because it is highly developable. Pyramids can create various shapes as well by adding hollow space in between by using the command morph 3D in grasshopper. From the iterations, I chose two types of pyramids which is one with a one point and another with a square and make it a combination for my model. Next, i used morph 3D again in order to produce perforated structure. In terms of a pavilion, perforated panels would increase the amount of sunlight into the pavilion and this gives an adequate amount of natural lighting and also circulation as well. Besides that, these unique shapes also increase th aesthetic of a pavilion and more pleasing looking.
Week Six Task 02
Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves Grid Points
Task 02 Matrix Different shapes are being used in order to create an interesting shape after it has been booleaned. By using curve, random and point attractor, more variation could be done onto the box. By using brep in grasshopper, i chose to create my own shape which is made up of a star shape. By using a star shape solid polysurface, produces a very unique shape after being booleaned. This gives a diamond-star-shaped cave like structure to the pavilion.
Final Isometric Views
Process Task 1
The geometry that are choosen as panels.
Surface iteration that are choosen
Morph 3D command is used in grasshopper in order to get the perforated panels.
A screenshot of the waffle being layed down ready to be exported for laser cutting.
Appendix Process Task 2
The geometry chosen from the iteration. A star shape was extruded in order to produce a solid
The voids made up of the choosen geometry.
The voids and the bounding box being booleaned together.
The panels after being glued together
The panels after being glued together
The waffle and panels model
The panels after being glued together with the waffle