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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 JACK SUTTER (911213) Chelle + Studio 2


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 types of fabrication outlined in this reading includes subtractive, additive and formative fabrication. Subtractive fabrication involves the removal of volume from solids. It can be done electro-, chemically, or mechanically reductive means. Additive fabrication objects are made by incrementally adding material to create the desired object. It is often called layered manufacturing. Finally Formative fabrication uses different types of force to deform or reshape an abject to the desired form. Parametric design and CNC fabrication provides the possibility to quickly produce designs physically. Sooner or later through these processes buildings may be able to be produced almost as quickly as they are being designed.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

Here we created diffrent surfaces inside a 150mm bounding box. We learned how to divide listed curves to create intresting surfaces. The 4 surfaces here all explore the idea of curves. This was how I tried to make my design interesting. The design i decided to contiue was the fourth surface. It was interesting enough without being too complex to complicate further aspects of the module.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

I’ve used a double triangular pyramid design as my panels. The triangular surfaces are great for panels like these. They are easy to make and create a visually intense design. Shadows emitted by triangular panels are dynamic not only on the ground plane but each other. The relationships between the panels was interesting to look at when creating this design.

The waffle structure creates a hollow section out of the middle of the pavilion. It provides the support for the panels. It creates verticality through interwoven structures. The waffle by itself also provides an interesting shadow when not covered by panels.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

In order to create the waffle the structure needed to be laser cut to be produced physically. Layers needed to be flattened and surfaces made 2D. This is done as the laser cutter follows curves and does not read surfaces. Nesting helps with the time usage which is essential and also makes a cheaper cut.

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Week Five

Images 1 and 2 describe the process used to create the Boolean Design. Image 3 is a baked result of Image . The creation of grids and attractor components allows for variance in the design.

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Week Five

Isometric

This is the 3D print Isometric. It is the front facing portion of the design. I used platonic tetrahedrons as my volume. It produced these smaller triangular pyramid volumes which were then booleaned out. The volumes create interesting bridges between the the solid areas of the model. The changing nature of thick and thin portions of the design create a vertical, floating look. The idea of Void vs Solid is consistently being looked at with this design. Apon looking at the structure you are faced with a barage of triangles. These triangles however are both solid and void. This creates questions on the permiability and porosity of the design.

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Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

{20,26,0}

{65,-48,0} {20,26,0}

Key {65,-48,0}

{0,0,0}

{65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0} {20,26,0}

Grid Points {20,26,0}

{65,-48,0} {65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0} {65,-48,0}

{20,26,0}

{65,-48,0} {20,-18,150}

{65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0} {20,26,0}

{20,26,0}

{20,26,0}

{65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0}

{65,-48,0} {Index Selection}

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

{65,-48,0}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.2

2.3

2.4

{-61, -8, 377}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{-35, -105, 5}

{-95, 117, -85}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Random Grid Attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 01 Matrix To begin with I was looking at very basic rectangular shapes for my design. I experimented with both 2d and 3d rectangular shapes as seen in my iterations. However I came to realise that the form of the surface was not accurately represented by these forms and a more interesting design could be created through the use of triangular shapes. They provide a more intresting lighting situation and give off a more dynamic shadow.

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Week Six Task 02

Task 02 Matrix A main focus for me with Task 2 was the use of different shapes. I wanted to move away from the spheres shown in workshops and develop a different surface that provided a cool pattern alongside interesting voids. I found that the use of triangular shapes achieved the best results in creating that staggered indentation I was looking for.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

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Appendix Process

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Appendix

Process

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