Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Qianjun Liu

(869837) Michael Mack - Studio 5

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 fundamental techniques of fabrication are 2 -dimensional, subtractive and formative fabrication. 2- Dimensional fabrication is mostly 2d cutting like laser cutting. Subtractive fabrication is the method subtracting parts of the material like CNC milling. Addictive fabrication is piling up material to the desire outcome, like 3D printing. With computer numeric controlled fabrication with parametric modeling, we can create outcomes out of our imagination with the parametric design and being able to create complex shape accurately.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

I created the surfaces with only the edges on the top and the bottom of the cube, so the top and the base of the surfaces would be aligned with each other and parallel to the ground plane. I also tried to keep the surfaces less curved but still look interesting enough.

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Week Four Panels Script

Panels & Waffle

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

I used attractors to attract the paneling grids to make different sizes panels on the surfaces and the distances of the offset grids also varies. I had been doing my panel iterations with the same geometry on both side, but this one is particularly interesting. Which I only used a simple pyramid and pugled it into Weaverbirdâ€™s Stellate/Cumulation. Then the result turned out to be quite interesting and complex.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

The script I learnt from the workshop was used for the waffle structure. I took away 2 pieces of the x-axis sturcture, because I donâ€™t consider it to be neccessary for supporting the stucture.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

I learnt the importance of knowing what kind of line is suitable for your model. For example, I need concave fold lines. I would use dotted cut line instead of etch line. And when I donâ€™t want the outcome to be sticked with masking tape, I would change a side of the shape into a etch line so the shapes stay on the panel without taping.

Cut Line Etch Line

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Week Five

Boolean Script - Cell Creation

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Week Five

Boolean outcome 1

In the beginning I was looking into more aesthetics way of making the boolean. So I tried a few options with polyhedron, but the outcome is not in good quality for 3D printing(Shown in the thickness analysis in ). I then put simple pyramid and cone in to similar script and create simpler geometry form for better 3D printing. And by doing this, the boolean creates greater different of volume in space in compression to the outcome of polyhedrons. Also in this way, the intersections of the shapes will large different space to the original shape. In some places, viewing from outside cannot get whats going on in the interior.

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Week Five

Boolean outcome 2

The shape in this iteration was created by twisted rectangle box and boolean again with thin pyramid to create thin openings. The angle of rotation and size of shape are scaled with point attractors from surfaces. The shape twis and run in an angle, so the viewer can not get the interior by seeing the exterior like the pyramid and cone I tried. And the thin straight pyramid bring in direct lighting to the interior of the structure.

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Week Six Paneling Grid & Attractor

Task 01 Matrix 2.1

2.2

2.3

Key

2.4

{0,0,0}

A

A

(151.23,1.65,120.60)

G (125.66,253.96,124.96) (84.6,10.0,98.31)

C

(188.04,-45.52,0.27) (64.5,-64.24,126.28)

(56.5,3.59,12.23)

(-63.10,76.12,35.29)

{Point Attractor

{Point Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Point Attractor}

3.2.A

3.2.B

2.4 was chosen by me , because it have good size difference. Offset Grid

3 .1.A

3.1. B (50 mm)

(20mm)

(50mm)

[Constant Distance}

(8mm)

(0mm)

)

mm

(20

)

[Constant Distance

[Various Distance]

)

mm

mm

(30

(38

[Various distance]

3.2.B have a variety of offset distances and have a higher starting point compare to 3.2.A, so the thin panels wouldnâ€™t be too thin to make. Paneling

4.1.A

O

4.1.B

4.2

4.3

[ Weaverbird's Picture Frame - Distance = 20]

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[Weaverbird's Stellate/Cumulation- Distance = 4]

Week Six Grid Manipulation

Task 02 Matrix

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key {0,0,0}

(54,447,360)

(104,133,27)

(-255,357,85) (-372,86,217) (92,37,39)

(169,377,78)

(169,377,78)

(92,37,39) (392,43,228)

(392,43,228)

Shape

[ Point Attractor]

[ Random Attactor

[Curve Attractor]

2.1

2.2

2.3

[Curve Attractor x 2]

(-301,236,136)

(-301,236,136)

2.4

*NOT TO SCALE

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Shape Plane Rotation [Random Rotation]

[Random Rotation]

[Random Rotation]

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[Rotation Angle Affected by Attractor points]

*NOT TO SCALE

set Grid

*NOT TO SCALE (50 mm)

(20mm)

(8mm)

(0mm)

3.1

Week Six [Constant Distance}

[Constant Distance

Paneling

Final Isometric Views 4.1.A

m)

(20m

4.1.B

3.2

3.4

m)

(38m

(30m

[Various Distance]

[Various distance]

4.2

4.3

[Random Rotation]

[ Weaverbird's Picture Frame - Distance = 20]

3.3

Shape Plane Rotation

m)

(50mm)

[Random Rotation]

[Weaverbird's Stellate/Cumulation- Distance = 4]

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[Random Rotation]

[Rotation Angle Affected by Attractor points]

*NOT TO SCALE

Appendix

Process

Testing laser cut. Found out the panels on one of the

Waffle Making

Fold tabs backward into panels, to stick on waffle.

surface is inside out.

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Appendix Process

Thickness analysis of polyhedron.

Simply creating the shape and scale with scale factor created by cruve. Adding random roattion in to shape creation base plane.

Script for polyhedron and plane rotation.

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Appendix

Process

Script of pyramid rotation and scaling.

Iteration of similar script with cone.

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Appendix

Process

Script part 1 of rectangle box twisting, scaling and rotation.

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Appendix

Process

Script part 2 of rectangle box twisting, scaling and rotation.

Iterations

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Appendix

Photos

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Appendix

Photo

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