ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO

AIR GRASSHOPPER CHALLENGE

Semester 2 2013 Name: Kailing Wang Student No. 514464

WEEK 1

POP 3D VORONOI PATTERNS

WEEK 2

Lofting and offset surface

In the first three weeks, I have learnt the basic parameters in Grasshopper, and I tried to write some simple definitions with these parameters. This is a very important stage that allow us exploring the ideas by using parametric modelling tools. In addition, this is the first time that I touched this design area, which the outcomes are controlled by the parameters in Grasshopper.

WEEK 3

WEEK 4--- WEAVER BIRD

WAFFLE SYSTEM

Blue Block The definition in the blue block represent the first stage of the waffle system. It divided the surface into x and y direction and created a box with 8 corners. And then divided the curves on the x-plane and y-plane. Next, it oriented the planes in it direction of each division point according to the reference point A.

Green Block The definition of the green block is made so you can set up the number of sections in the X and Y axis separately , also you can set up the height of each sections as well as the thickness of the material you are going to work with.

Pink Block The next stage is to make the x and y oriented plane into a surface to form the waffle system. Finally, the lattices in the x and y direction are created the grid of the waffle system. Then, we can bake the planar surface in the x and y direction to form the waffle system.

Red Block The definition in the red block shows the method to create the gap for the construction of the physical model. Finally the definitions orients al the parts to the X-Y axis with an ID tag so you can easily organize them and get them ready for the CNC mill or the laser cutter.

Y direction

X direction

Perspective view

Right view

Top view

Front view

Grasshopper challenge
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