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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 YiNing Gao

912919 Jun Han, Studio 13

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)

In Kolerevic’s idea, computer numeric controlled fabrication increased the flexibility and posibility within the architectural design industry, which allows lots of non-developable surfaces become possible. It allows the creation of new architecural forms, allows more variations in individuals’ designs.


Week Three

Surface Creation

In my 150*150 box, I developed eight different surfaces, the scripts allow rhem to be twisted and shaped inside the box. As changing the input, different surfaces would be created with a different level of twisting. I chouse the second one because it’s physically developable and would be suitable as a construction for people to have rest inside.


Week Four Panels & Waffle

I used pyremids with sauare and triangular hollows. I was trying to discover the relationship between pure geometric forms and natural elements such as waves, therefore I developed these gemetric-patterned panels.

The waffle structure is constructed in a hollowed, grid shape using horizontal and vertical contours.


Week Four

Laser Cutting

My surface has some issues, which could not be linked together due to their edge are not straight. Hence I unrolled them individually.


Week Five

The process showing some of my manipulation on geometries inside the cube. Using 150*150mm as a base bounding box and the big cube contains nine grids of small cubes, each small cube contains a shape. Through adjusting these small cubes, the internal shapes could be adjusted hence create various types of structure.


Week Five


In the 3D model I constructed, I tried to make the model contain a various shape onside with a rigid planning. The chosen shapes are polyguns, I made two attractor points dynamicly and there are two groups of polyguns inside of the cube. In the overall plan, when the structure is lying down, its cantilevers creates the thresholds and gateways for people to stay or enter the space, and the middle part polyguns allows visitors to explore a much more wider space after entering the gates.


Week Six Task 01

Key {20,26,0}




{51,68,150 {136,-37,150}

{80,-58,150} {83,130,150}






{20,26,0} {160,58,0} {92,23,0} {2,23,0}




{92,133,0} {2,26,0}


{Index Selection}




{Index Selection}

{65,-48,0} {2,-183,60}


{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{135,-40,90} {-20,130,150}



{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

Task 01 Matrix I chose the 1st surface to develop due to its open planning. The chosen pattern is simple geometric forms, and with various triangular hollows. The two panels didn’t entirely sticked on my waffle, they could provide a space of thesholds, for people walking by used as a private area.


Task 02 {60,80,53} {60,125,129}


{71,144,105} {79,33,14}




{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}




{-45,100,0 }

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

Task 02 Matrix In task two I chose to double the geometric shapes inside the cube, and the two groups of shapes have different attractor points. Hence the model created contains a various and irregular shape inside, showing a sense of logic in a chaotic structure.


Week Six

Final Isometric Views





Appendix Process





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