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Mary Sek, B’Arch

Architecture

Selected Works 2010 | 2013


Contents


robotics

6

Creative Architecture Machines | GEOWEAVER

14

Creative Architecture Machines | DROP BOT

18

War and Peace | BATTERY CROSBY

22

Blockbusting Studio | PLUG [IN ] TERSECTION

28

Housing Development | HAYES VALLEY HOUSING

34

Hotel | TRIO

36

Precedent Study | HILL HOUSE

38

Garment Construction | BLOUSE

40

VIP Fashion Show Install | LEVI ENTRANCE

42

3D Print: WASSILY CHAIR

46

Surface Parametrics

48

Digital Fabrication

architecture

fashion

visual digital media

Fashion | Parametrics | Precedent | Public | Residential | Robotics | Urban | 3Dimensional


MARY SEK davis, cA: 707 217 8604 msophalseK@CCA.EDU

OBJECTIVE: SEEKING A POSITION AS A JUNIOR ARCHITECT/DESIGNER

educational background

2009 - 2013 2004 - 2008

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bachelor of Architecture SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE, SANTA ROSA, CA Associate Degree | IGETC University Transfer

scholarships and awards

2009 - 2013 2007 - 2008

FACULTY HONORS SCHOLARSHIP California College of the Arts DEAN’S HIGHEST HONORS Santa Rosa Junior College

experience and publications

2012 - 2013

2013 2013 2013

SPUR: SAN FRANCISCO’S URBAN PLANNING & RESEARCH GIS Intern Michael Molitch-Hout: GEOWEAVER ROAMING 3D PRINTER WALKS THE WALK AND CAULKS THE CAULK, 3D PRINTING INDUSTRY Matt Shaw: 3D PRINTERS THAT WALK, ARCHITIZER Laura Tam: FUTURE-PROOF WATER, THE FUTURE OF WATER Figure 1: Major Urban Water Agencies In the Bay Area, CA. March 2013 p. B-6 Figure 3: Major Water Infrastructure in the Bay Area, CA. March 2013 p. B-21


other

2004 - 2014 2004 - 2005

MARRIOTT’S RENAISSANCE LODGE AT SONOMA Banquets MARRIOTT’S RENAISSANCE RAINDANCE SPA Spa Receptionist

organizations

2012 - Present 2012 - Present

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS (NOMAS) AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS (AIAS)

skills

Autocad | Rhino + Grasshopper | Sketch Up | Vray | Python | Arduino Uno | 3DS Max | Arc Gis Adobe Photoshop | Illustrator | Indesign Microsoft Word | Excell| Powerpoint Hand Modeling | Drafting | Digital Fabrication | Laser Cutting | Wood Working | 3D Printing Amateur Photography | Mountain Biking | Traveling | Snowboarding | Graphic Design | Hiking | Painting

References upon request.


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Creative Architecture Machines: Geoweaver year professors collaborations

01

Fall 2013 Jason Kelly Johnson & Michael Shiloh Jeff Maeshiro & Jia Wu

Geoweaver is a a six-legged, walking 3D printer. It is a collaborative design based on a12-servo hexapod with an attached glue gun extruder that uses 2 servos. The pendulum-like extruder head covers a basic XY plane, though curved to the surface of a sphere. All of this can be controlled through the software Rhino 5, with the plug-ins Grasshopper. There are endless possibilites to a walking robot. Some advantages would allow the machine to traverse to sites preparing it for future construction, making the print bed unnecessary and resulting in an artifact that has exponential area to build on. Also, Integrating Geoweaver with wireless capabilities where it can be geo-located through satellite gives Geoweaver the capability to be sent out over traversed terrain to autonomously prepare for future settlements, natural disasters or war to facilitate the necessity to build shelter or store water.

Creative Architecture Machines: drop bot year professors collaborations

02

Fall 2013 Jason Kelly Johnson & Michael Shiloh Cassondra Stevens

Drop Bot is a sound recording machine that maps sound by using microphone sensors. It works by traveling on two continuous motors that rotate around a time track. through its rotation, the central axis of Drop Bot will rotate towards the direction of sound, in addition to rotating dye ďŹ lled bottles attached to servos activated once it reaches its sound threshold. Drop Bot is attracted to sounds, so the louder the noise the more excited it becomes. It is a machine that has the potential to record and obtain real time data for future technological purposes.


Print Head HeadServos Servos Print Hip Hip Servos Servos

Extruder ExtruderHead headServo Servo

Knee Servos Servos Knee


Prototype 1

Prototype 0


Prototype 3

Prototype 2


Wheeled Toe

Hip Boundary

Body Segment

Knee Segment

Hip Segment

Hot Glue Extruder

Y- Axis for Extruder


Synthesized analysis

Storage

Water system

Elevation analysis (accessibility)

Subterranean analysis

Snow water path analysis

Satellite Remote Control

Satellite GIS Data Collection

Collection+Well

Platform

Craggy

Lowland

Flat

Geotextile patterns


Ro Creative Architecture Machines: drop bot year professors collaborations

02

Fall 2013 Jason Kelly Johnson & Michael Shiloh Cassondra Stevens

Drop Bot is a sound recording machine that maps sound by using microphone sensors. It works by traveling on two continuous motors that rotate around a time track. through its rotation, the central axis of Drop Bot will rotate towards the direction of sound, in addition to rotating dye ďŹ lled bottles attached to servos activated once it reaches its sound threshold. Drop Bot is attracted to sounds, so the louder the noise the more excited it becomes. It is a machine that has the potential to record and obtain real time data for future technological purposes.


servo motor controlling rotating arm

servo motor controlling dripper dripper rotating arm cone with microphone sound sensor continuous servo controlling the wheels

The motion of the dropbot is determined by the feedback from the sound sensors. There is a sound sensor at each arm and whichever sound level is greater the arm will rotate toward the sound. The drip motors are initiated by reaching a series of threshold levels. The higher the sound level the more the motor angles downward. The motion of the Drop Bot is determined by the feedback from the sound sensors. There is a sound sensor at each arm and whichever sound level is greater the arm will rotate toward the sound. The drip motors are initiated by reaching a series of threshold levels. The higher the sound level the more the motor angles downward.


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War and Peace: Battery crosby year professors collaborations

03

Spring 2013 Thomas Silva & Michael Tauber Jacob Alexander & Sirada Laomanutsak

Battery Crosby is a site located in the Presidio in San Francisco. The site had moments of exposure that revealed remnants of its past and history and in those moments, our own personal exploration of the site led us to discover the path network that is connected to a larger network. This experience inspired us to create Battery Crosby’s Museum and Artist Retreat that emphasize weaving, stitching, slicing, and exploration.

Blockbusting Studio: plug[in]tersection year professor collaborations

04

Fall 2012 Brian Price Ryan Uy

Plug[in]tersection focuses on the leftover spaces of the city, the intersection. At one point the intersection acted as plaza where now it’s been eroded for automobile traffic, so with the growth of the city come more congestion amongst people and cars where the intersection is often overlooked of its visages of a plaza so much so that intersections are now dominated by the automobile and no longer have the character of what a plaza once was. The intersection is thought of a space between sites, it’s the leftover space where architects are not allowed to build.


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Facu

THOMAS MICHAEL

Desi

JACOB A SIRADA L MARY SE

ARRAY

ADDING

Inverted Roof Membrane Assembly Plywood

SUBTRACTING

PUBLIC/PRIVATE

CIRCULATION

msj studio

Backer Rod Beams Exterior Gypsum Waterproofing Interior Gypsum

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War and Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco, C A 94129 War and Peace CBD Spring 2013

Z Clip Z Cleat

SCA

War and Peace

Glazing

Metal Decking

PRO

stud

Corten Rainscreen

Insulation

PROGRAM

Gallery Resident Hall Research Center Restaurant Library Lecture Hall Administration/Cafe

Battery C ros Lincoln Blvd S an Francis 94129

War and Pe Spring 2013

Faculty: THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

Faculty:

Designers: JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

Designers:

JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSA MARY SEK

Z Girt PROJE C T 1

Metal Flashing

S C ALE

1/4” = 1 ’ 0”

PROJE C T 1

S 4.1.3

1

FINAL DESEIGN

South Library Wall Section

Floor: Finished Concrete Rigid Insulation Concrete Foundation

FINAL DESEIGN

S C ALE

A3


msj studio

War and War and Peace

Battery C ros Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisc 94129

Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco, C A 94129

War and Pea Spring 2013

War and Peace CBD Spring 2013

Faculty: THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

Faculty:

Designers:

THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

Designers:

FINAL DESEIGN

Interior Rendering: Dining Hall

FINAL DESEIGN

JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

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msj

A 3.4.2

A3 studi

studio

War and P

Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco, C A 94129

Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco 94129

War and Peace CBD Spring 2013

War and Peac Spring 2013

UP

War and Peace

Faculty:

Faculty:

THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

Designers: JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

1/8 ” = 1 ’ 0”

A 3.1.5

30

S C ALE

1/8

FINAL DESIGN

FINAL DESIGN

S C ALE

22

Designers:

30

Ground Floorplan

22

30

A 3.


ms

studio

War and Pe

Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco, C 94129 War and Peace Spring 2013 Faculty: THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

Designers: JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

studio

War and Peace

Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco, C A 94129 War and Peace CBD Spring 2013

ms

A 3.2

studio

War and Pe

Battery C rosby Lincoln Blvd, S an Francisco, 94129

War and Peace Spring 2013 Faculty:

Faculty:

THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

THOMAS SI LVA MICHAEL TAUBER

Designers:

A 3.4.3

JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

Exterior Rendering: Library

Interior Rendering: Circulation between Dining and Research

JACOB ALE XANDER SIRADA LAOMANUTSAK MARY SEK

FINAL DESEIGN

Designers:

FINAL DESEIGN

1/8 ”

Latitude Section: Library/Dining/Research

msj

FINAL DESIGN

S C ALE

A 3.3


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War and Peace: Battery crosby year professors collaborations

03

Spring 2013 Thomas Silva & Michael Tauber Jacob Alexander & Sirada Laomanutsak

Battery Crosby is a site located in the Presidio in San Francisco. The site had moments of exposure that revealed remnants of its past and history and in those moments, our own personal exploration of the site led us to discover the path network that is connected to a larger network. This experience inspired us to create Battery Crosby’s Museum and Artist Retreat that emphasize weaving, stitching, slicing, and exploration.

Blockbusting Studio: plug[in]tersection year professor collaborations

04

Fall 2012 Brian Price Ryan Uy

Plug[in]tersection focuses on the leftover spaces of the city, the intersection. At one point the intersection acted as plaza where now it’s been eroded for automobile traffic, so with the growth of the city come more congestion amongst people and cars where the intersection is often overlooked of its visages of a plaza so much so that intersections are now dominated by the automobile and no longer have the character of what a plaza once was. The intersection is thought of a space between sites, it’s the leftover space where architects are not allowed to build. However, through a pragmatic way of addressing the sidewalk and the intersection at this moment of congestion through creating figures that cross blocks, and create continuity we are finding new opportunity for exchange. By finding a way to reassert a new type of public space that’s still grounded in the notion of what the intersection was but understands that it can never happen the way it was before, it has to be refigured in relation to the buildings, the automobile and pedestrian traffic.


PLUG[IN]TERSECTION

The role of the intersection reimagined as a continuous loop, creating a new framework for the creation of public space in the city. Advanced Studio | Eminent Domain Professor Brian Price Mary Sek + Ryan Uy

Street Network

Community Center

Gym

Market

Restaurant

Playspace

Shopping

Bus Routes

Parking Lots

Gallery

Theater

Performance

Library

Outdoor

Transit Hub

EXCHANGE CIRCUIT

Performance + Market + Library + Museum + Transit Hub

VISUAL CIRCUIT Gallery+Performance+Theater+Outdoor

ACTIVE CIRCUIT Subway

Gym+Performance+Playspace+Cafe

COMMUNITY CIRCUIT Playspace+ Outdoor+Community Center+Gym

MOVIE PREMIERE CIRCUIT Theater+Theater+Restaurant+Community Center


Outdoor Sculpture Garden

Outdoor Market

Cafe/ Giftshop

Park Avenue

57th Street

Outdoor Library

Virtual Market

Library

Virtual Market

Museum/ Gallery

Library

Performance Space

Railroad

Ground

Level 2

Level 1

Outdoor Performance

Below Ground

1/32” = 1’

Museum/ Gallery

Performance Space


b.

c.

a. a. b. c. d.

Library Market Museum/Gallery Performance Space

d.


Spatial Experiments

PLAN

SECTION CUT A

SECTION CUT A

Generic Street System/ Void Space


1. Intersection as new ground.

2. Remove existing mass.

3. Push Ground

4. Apply loop network.

5. Plug in programmatic hubs.


Re Housing Development: Hayes valley housing year professors

05

Spring 2012 Antje Steinmuller & Chris Roach

Pu Hotel: trio year

The Hayes Valley Housing development begins with a study of the narrow roads and alley ways. The study ďŹ rst began with an in-depth study of the alley’s, locating balconies, trees, intersections, directions, heights of buildings, adjacent business and residential buildings. As a continuation of these roads, the massing becomes the essence of the negative space these roads create in its bending. The complex interior is offset by the discreet skin. The building intended to look like a continuation of the neighborhood, however contrasting the interior with an illuminating facade that helps the building act as a carving or geode that is the extension of the study of negative space. The building is situated in a series of clusters for which there are four access points and light wells so folding occurs both horizontally and vertically.

professor

06 Fall 2011 Andrew Cudless

The Highline Project is a study of public space interaction in three main hot spots in New York: The Highline, Central Park, and Time Square. These spaces are successful in that they attract both tourists and locals and thus becomes incorporated into the massing study for the Highline Project.


Alley Attributes 4.5

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3.5

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2.5

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1.5

1

0.5

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Birch

Linden

Hickery

Lily

Rose

Laussat Germania Potomac

Pierce

Camelita

Lloyd

Friendship Redwood

Elm

Larch

Willow

Seymor Beideman

Faren

Ellis

O'Farrell contd’

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RR RB

BR RB

B B R

RB RB

Major Road Intersections

# of Streets in between

# of Crossroads

Road Interrupted

# Of Balconies

# of Sides for Trees

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Legend 2 Way Road Intersection Parks/ Road Break

ENGAGING: Ivy Street

Building/ Road Break

Direction of Traffic

Major Road Intersection

B R

# of Streets in Between # of Crossroads at Ends Road Interrupted

Business Residential

Intersection

Parks

# Of Balconies

Trees

# of Sides for Trees Directions of Traffic

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R RR

RR RR

RB RR

BB BR

TRANSIENT: Rose Street

Iv y

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Birch Linden

2

Hickery

2

Lily

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Rose

3

# of Streets in between

BB BB

2

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Road Interrupted

1

1

# Of Balconies

# of Sides for Trees

Directions of Traffic

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Germania

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Potomac

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Camelita Lloyd Friendship Redwood Larch

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Willow

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Seymor

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Faren O'Farrell contd’

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22

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2 2 1

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Beideman Ellis

1 2

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Elm

INDUSTRIAL: Redwood Street

# of Crossroads

4

Pierce

BB BB

Balconies

Major Road

8 Stories 7 Stories 6 Stories 5 Stories 4 Stories 3 Stories 2 Stories 1 Story Site

BB BB

Major Road Intersections

BB BB

Directions of Traffic

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ENGAGING

TRANSIENT

INDUSTRIAL


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Void

Pontsteiger

Housing Unit Morphology

REF W/ DW ICE LINE REF W/ DW ICE LINE

SINK/ DISP

RANGE/ HOOD

SINK/ DISP

REF W/ DW ICE LINE

RANGE/ HOOD

SINK/ DISP

RANGE/ HOOD

Interior: 1275 square ft Balcony: 313 square ft

Interior: 577 square ft Balcony: 122 square ft

Trees and Recreational Space

Circulation Density

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Cultural Institutional Educational Managment Information Professional Mixed Openspace Production Distribution Repair Resident Retail Cleared Land for Freeway


Room Configurations

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Window Unit

South Elevation Ivy Street

Minimal Expanding Foam Sealant Entire Window Perimeter Continuous Bead of Sealant

Wood Furring

Continuous Bead of Sealant Wood Lap Siding

A.

A.

North Elevation Grove Street

3/4” Channel Unit

Aluminum Frame Minimal Expanding Foam Sealant Entire Window Perimeter Continuous Bead of Sealant

Wood Furring

Continuous Bead of Sealant Stucco Siding Wood Furring

B.

B.

Exterior and Interior Skin Detail 1/2” = 1’

Section a + Interior Elevation 1/16 “ = 1’


Professors:

Mary Sophal Sek Antje Steinmuller & Christopher Roach

Housing Architecture Studio 4 Professors:

Mary Sophal Sek

Antje Steinmuller & Christopher Roach


Pu Hotel: trio

06 Fall 2011 Andrew Cudless

year professor

Massing: Future Context Time Square/ Central Park/ High Line

The Highline Project is a study of public space interaction in three main hot spots in New York: The Massing: Future Context Highline, Central Park, and Time Square. These Time Square/ Central Park/ High Line spaces are successful in that they attract both tourists and locals and thus becomes incorporated into the massing study for the Highline Project.

Wide Open Spaces

Sky Views Rest Street Inhabiting Public Space

Density Site seeing

Wide Open Spaces

Views

Sky Views

Art

Rest Street Inhabiting Public Space

Density Site seeing

Views

Art

Time Square

W. 20th St.

High Line Central Park

W. 20th St.

Public Space

W. 19th St.

W. 19th St. Time Square

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Time Square

100'

0

50'

100'

High Line

High Line Central Park

Central Park Public Space

Public Space


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Precedent Study: Hill House year architect location

07

2004 Johnston Marklee & Associates Pacific Palisades, California

“Hill House results from two economically driven development criteria: To maximize the volume allowed by the zoning requirements; and to minimize contact with the natural terrain. Recalling Hugh Ferriss’s vision of a Manhattan skyline literally interpreting the zoning laws as building form, the Hill House adopts the maximum zoning envelope as its form. The initial envelope is shaped from a combination of property setbacks in plan and hillside height restrictions in section, and is further refined three-dimensionally according to structural criteria.”

Garment Construction: blouse year professor location

08

Spring 2013 Oblio Jenkins Pacific Palisades, California

Custom fitting and sewing.


Floor 1

A.

Floor 2

B.


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Precedent Study: Hill House year architect location

07

2004 Johnston Marklee & Associates Pacific Palisades, California

“Hill House results from two economically driven development criteria: To maximize the volume allowed by the zoning requirements; and to minimize contact with the natural terrain. Recalling Hugh Ferriss’s vision of a Manhattan skyline literally interpreting the zoning laws as building form, the Hill House adopts the maximum zoning envelope as its form. The initial envelope is shaped from a combination of property setbacks in plan and hillside height restrictions in section, and is further refined three-dimensionally according to structural criteria.”

Garment Construction: blouse year professor location

08

Spring 2013 Oblio Jenkins Pacific Palisades, California

Custom fitting and sewing.


Fa VIP Fashion Show Install: Levi Entrance year professor collaborations

09

Spring 2013 Oblio Jenkins Paul Wang, Sin Lao, Jaime Bernal, Anthony Bituin, Jean Tse

Create a system that differentiates the VIP space from the rest of the nave, and allows for the different functions within the party to occur. It is also important that this structure provides security and visual privacy for the party.


3D Visual Digital Media 3D Print: Wassily chair year professors

Fall 2011 Jessica Lisagor

3D modeling and printing of a precedent chair.

10


Drawings |

= 1’-0”

Plan front elevation right elevation right section

Plan

Front Elevation

Right Elevation

Right Section 1/8” = 1”

Sophal Sek_Mary | CCA_VDM2_Spring 2011 | Portfolio

2D Drawings | 1/8” = 1’ 0”

31


Generative Logic |

Sophal Sek_Mary | CCA_VDM2_Spring 2011 | Portfolio

35

Generative Logic


Project Project Project333


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Project Project Project111

Visual Digital Media Surface Parametrics: year professors

Pa 11

Fall 2011 Jessica Lisagor

3D modeling and assembling of attened parts.

Visual Digital Media Digital Fabrication: year professors

12

Fall 2011 Jessica Lisagor

3D modeling and assembling of attened parts.


assembly of ribs and panels

discrete ribs

panels A with tabs

panels B with tabs = panels A with tabs rotated180

panels A with tabs

panels B with tabs = panels A with tabs rotated180

discrete ribs

base surface

surface 1 - VDM3 Fall 2011


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Project Project Project222

Visual Digital Media Digital Fabrication: year professors

12

Fall 2011 Jessica Lisagor

3D modeling and assembling of attened parts.


Assembly of panels with tabs

Panel A with Tabs

Panels A with tabs= Panel B with tabs rotated 180

Panel B with Tabs rotated 180

Discrete Ribs

Assembly of ribs

Mary Sek Portfolio  

California College of the Arts Bachelor of Architecture Portfolio

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