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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Maggie Dick 910105 Michael Mack 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)

Two dimensional fabrication includes CNC cutting and can only create 2d objects which later can be put together to form 3d objects. Subtractive fabrication refers to the removal of material to create forms. An example of this is multi axis milling which with the addition of two axis can create space underneath a surface. Additive fabrication includes 3D printing and requires layering material down to form a shape. Kolerevic also talks about formative fabrication which is a way to change the shape or properties of a material ie. steam bending plywood. Computer Numeric controlled fabrication allows designers to design in a way less limited by the fabrication process. It allows for easy customizability which is required for the use or surfaces created by parametric modelling as they vary to a great extent.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

By creating and exploding a square I then created two surfaces from changable lines created using the list item command. The creation of surphaces was easier to explore with the use of grasshopper and allowed for quick experimentation in the orientation of the surfaces but also in the shapes and forms that would work best in them.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

The two surphaces show the capabilities of using grasshopper and how easy it is to do completely different iterations.

The swooping waffle structure creates the base for my surphaces to sit on.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

Unrolling my non weaverbird surphace was challenging and took many attempts. The use of unjoin edge eventually allowed me to unfold the surphace in a way in which no overlapping occured.

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Week Five

Instead of using point attractors to creat the most interest within my shapes i found the most interesting aspect the intersection and conrast of busy and uninterupted space.

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Week Five

Isometric

My isometric was developed from what was dymonds which then developed into two sharp and long pyramids that point away from each other creating an interesting uninterupted volume in the centre. My model creates interesting spaces withing the left over space. Cut throughs and places of views allow for expectation while the sharp corners and insets semi internal volumes.

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Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

8.0

5.10

8.0

4.10

Key

1.4 4.5

5.10

{0,0,0}

10.2

Grid Points

9.11

10.2

10.2

9.10

11.7

10.5

3.0

9.10

3.2 0.5

3.9

2.7 11.9

3.9

8.9

1.0

3.9 2.1

8.9

1.4

2.8

9.10

Offset Grid & Attractor Point

3.1

3.2

{38,72,113}

3.4

3.3

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

4.9

{135,-11,125}

{-12,172,159}

{3,145,0}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

Task 01 Matrix My pannels creat a dynamic swooping quality which i then tried to emphasise with my choice of shape and offset grid.

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Index Location {Slider 1, Slider 2}


Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Uninterupted Space Grid Points Intersection

{22,32,41} {88,40,103}

{94,93,92}

{51,142,22}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

Centre Point Distribution

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Shape Transformation

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 02 Matrix I turned my point attractors up to a magnitude of 2 to creat a more dramatic difference. I then experimented with curve attractors and point attractors to creat a selection of points that would allow for a transition.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

Issues arose in the unfolding of my surphaces

Experimentation and development of shapes

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Appendix Process

Use of list items to creat point attractors in a radial manner. Didn’t work.

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Appendix

Process

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