Architectural

Design

Studio

Air

2015

ALGORITHMIC S K E T C H B O O K M E L I S S A TO K K U Z U N

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO AIR SEMESTER 1 2015 TUTORIAL 10 CANHUI CHEN

C o n t e n t s

CONTENTS WEEK 01 WEEK 02 WEEK 03 WEEK 04 WEEK 05 NON TEACHING WEEK 06 WEEK 07 WEEK 08 WEEK 09 WEEK 10-12

4-5 6-7 8 - 11 12 - 15 16 - 23 24 - 27 28 - 31 32 - 35 36 - 37 38 - 41 42 - 47

WEEK 01

The process of lofting and baking is a very simple and usefull element.

LOFTING

Really enjoyed it. The easiest thing possible to do on grasshopper and rhino.

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TRIANGULATION

Above computations were really easy to produce. The computation to the left was difficult to use. The offsetting was not working.

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WEEK 02

DRIFTWOOD

This was really interesting. I struggled to get the fom looking the way it was suppose to be.

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My failed attempt at the driftwood exercise. I began exploring different forms

This was aan improved version of the driftwood exercise. I didnt quite get it accurate, but the formal shape is seen. I couldnt manage to shade the object.

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WEEK 03

GRIDSHELL

My first attempt at the gridshell exercise.

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My second attempt of the gridshell exercise was more interesting. Instead of haveing the seperate curves being selected in a given sequence, I purposely set the curves in different orders. Produced an interesting shape.

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PATTERNS

Intersting way of controling design. Can see that it can be implemented in facade designs of buildings.

PATTERNS

The Voronoi command did not work quite well. The patterns should stop in the referenced box, but an error occured..

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WEEK 04

This was my attmept at mkaing spirals by using the grasshopper containers of range and point to create an effective data flow of information to succesffully produce this form. The point planar element is used and linked with the range container to then use two points, being the start and end, which joins to a nurbs surface. 12

This pattern was created with the use of a sequence of True and False elements in the panel section of grasshopper.

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This pattern was created with the use of a sequence of True and False elements in the panel section of grasshopper.

Here, Field Fundamentals are explored by using a charge to alter the density at a particular point that is defined by using grasshopper. This was produced with the use of a negative charge so all elements disperse away from the specified point.

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Further deeloping the exploration of field fundamentals.

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WEEK 05

This image uses the evaluating fields videos in week 5 online tutorials. Graph sections and controllers are used create interesting shapes. The graph mapper is used with the Bezier graph type. Although, this image does not clearly show the form that is created.

This uses the image and the colour variations within a selected image which creates a pattern that is more clutered in some area to due the denisty of the colour on the original image.

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This image displays the use of evaulating fields which incorporates graph sections and controllers to form this unique biothing structure. The graph mapper is set with the Bezier graph type and allows us to control the paramters of line positions that extend from a point.

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Voronoi

patterns

the number slider

can

be

formed

by

of the divide container which

forms interesting patterns within the circular form.

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These two images display my failed attempt at adding cones onto a planner surface. While exploring the VoltaDom Script and creating Iterations for B2, I tried to use the same cone form on a more curved surface. However, as evident it has not been too successful. The surface was easily set in grasshopper and

then connected to the

Isotrim container. Although, when the divide surface container came into play, and the cones were attached at these points, the cones were dispered and extended off the defined surface area.

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Another attempt at placing cones on a curved surface.

Further explorations of the VoltaDom script that was used for B2-Case Study 1.

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Further

explorations

of

the

script

that

was

used

for

B2-Case

Study

1.

This experiments with the form rather than the whole script that uses the cones on the surface of the form. Both a cone and spherical shape has been tested, which produced fairly similar ooutcomes. Chaning the domain container of the sphere allowed for the form to step away from the standard sphere form.

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NON-TEACHING PERIOD

Tree

statistics

plored

to

create

and data

dimens

structures

The surface is set in grasshopper, i

been used. The surface is then divid

ed to a graft container which create a

The tree statistics contianer is also used w structure, length of each branch and the

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sions with

have a

been path

ex-

mapper.

in this case a sphere has

ded, which is then connect-

a new branch for each item.

which outlines the path of tree number of paths in the trees.

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These are interesting geometries formed with the use of the lunchbox component of the grasshopper plugin. The varaition of U and V values displays the decomposition pipes that become disconnected.

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An organic form was used with a larger

pipe

thickness

that

forms

much smaller cuts on the surface.

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WEEK 6

Piping

experimentations

on

differ-

ent surfaces. The pipe thicknesses

have been varied to test the

overall density that is

produced.

Another piping experimentation has failed here. The paneling technique has been used again, although the connections have failed once again. One end of the form is connected with intersecting pipes. Although, the other sides are not structurally viable.

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This was a very interesting and aesthetically pleasing piping technique used during the trials of iterations. However, it was not a feasible design as the constructability of this form can be questioned. Further connection would be required in order to resolve this issue.

WEEK 07

These are explorations of our weaving pattern that we decided to use as our final texhnique for Part C. These

are

basically

varying

the

denisty between each of our curves.

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These are a few explorations of what the patterns appear by chainigng the map containers that can alter the overall appearance. These are not ideal patterns that we can use as there would

be

construction

difficulties.

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More ing

complex the

patterns

mapping

us-

container.

This repetative pattern is nice and simle, wlthough we could not construct this as the lines dont connect.

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WEEK 08

Here we attempted to add the weave pattern onto a seperate form. However, alot of errors occured, creating an uneven pattern across the whole surface.

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The pattern is somewhat resolved here. We had to rebuild the cruves and adjust the number of points and stips we had to avoid the clutter.

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Explorations of removing cells on the surface to experiment with abstract froms.

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WEEK 09

Individual cells that can be used as planting pods for our deisgn concept.

Exploring different forms that could potentially work as our passive cooling system and soil stabilizing component.

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These patterns work nicely, however the edges need work. There are flaws in the script and need to resovle it so that there is a neater finish to the structure,

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Further explorations of forms with the weave pattern. This is slightly more effective as it can fluently be extended into the ground to achieve our soil stabilising component of our design concept.

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WEEK 10-12

Here we resolved the edges of the weave pattern. it is a much nicer finish around the edges. However, when we thickened the strips, the weave pattern along the anrrow sections were all intersecting. We had to adjust this and remove parts of the pattern to ensure fabraication would be successful.

Playing with input curves that define our overal form. The weave pattern was projected to the additional lines which dictated our form.

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The

final

form

with

the

canopy

and the soil stabilising component.

The indiviudal cells of the model, that can be used for our planting pods.

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Final form with the pattern on the surface

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Extruded ate

volume

strips and

to

cre-

dimension.

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Double layering of the cells that was an experimentation of having double sided cells that hang in the canopy area that act as a passive cooling system as the plants go through the transpiration process.

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Architectural

Design

Studio

Air

2015

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