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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Michael Gentile 914601 Dan Parker - Studio 7


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)

Kolereic outlines the three fundamental fabrication techniques as subtractive fabrication, additive fabrication and formative fabrication. CNC fabrication has much potential when used with parametric modelling. Both are able to quickly produce iterations when designing something and then constructing it or a prototype. This means that the two together provide a system which now allows designers to test ideas much faster and effectivly. The two also work together to allow a more efficent design and fabrication of objects for large scale projects, such as complex structural elements.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

The scripting for constructing the surfaces consisted of deconstructing a 150mm cube then using it as a bounding box to create two lofts within, this utilising points and lines. The four surfaces I constructed above are all built off eachother, where one surfaces is modified from the starting position of the other to create some sort of contact or connection between the two.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

The waffle structure formed as a triangle with one corner rolling over to the other side. This creating a tipping effect by the two surfaces whilst still being steardy.

Both sets of panels are manipulated to emulate the surfaces, with the top surface having openings to allow light into the void of the waffle structure.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

This stage of the project was one of the most time consuming. All of the geometry to make the panels were grouped and unrolled with the waffle structure, then to have tabs added for folding. The contraints were realised at this point when all the panels had to be developable to be printed and built.

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Week Five

Similar to task 1 in a way, based off a 150mm cube. This time the cube was constructed as a grid which geometry would be built from to then boolean away from the cube. Manipulation to grid, geometry used and scaling where elements I experimented with in the script to create the fragmant I was looking for.

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Week Five

Isometric

This fragment was choosen from the corner of the cube which had a high amount contact between varies spheres. As the spheres are horizontally oriented it creates a strong canopy and floor form that are connected by a slim column, this creating a floating effect and a very open space to the outside. The sphere cutouts create interesting irregular forms that are mirrowed on the ground and ceiling that light can reflect off, this funnelled into the space via an opening in the canopy.

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BLACK = Page Size/Trim Line

Scale

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Week Six Task 01

Lofts

Random scale

Random scale

Reverse attractor

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4 (0,15,150)

(150,18,150)

(150,18,150)

Attractor scaling

(0,90,150)

(150,18,150)

(0,150,150) (0,150,150) (150,130,150) (150,0,0) (0,150,0)

Offset grid/attractor points

2.1

2.2

Panelling

3.1

Reverse attraction

3.2

(150,150,0)

2.3

(35, 150,70) (127,1,37)

No attraction

(0,15,0)

(0,150,0) (150,135,0)

(150,150,0)

2.4

(35, 150,70)

(35, 150,70) (127,1,37)

Attraction points

3.3

(127,1,37)

Reverse attraction/ attraction points

3.4

Task 01 Matrix Surfaces: Option 1.4 was chosen as it displayed a leaning effect I wanted to utilise whilst looking steardy. Offset grid manipulation: A mix of negative attraction and attraction was used to make the panels mimick the surface forms. Paneling: Different variations with openings of the pyramid were used to provide an overall shape and relationship between the two surfaces.

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Week Six Task 02

Grid manipulation

1.1

1 attractor point

1.2

1.3

1.4

1 attractor point

4 attractor points

4 attractor points

2.2

2.3

2.4

Scale

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Random scale

Random scale

Reverse attractor

1.1

1.2

1.3

Lofts

Geometry

2.1

1.4 (0,15,150)

(150,18,150)

(150,18,150)

Attractor scaling

(0,90,150)

(150,18,150)

(0,150,150)

Task 02 Matrix

(0,150,150)

(150,130,150)

Grid manipulation: A cluster of the grid to one side (1.4) was used to create collisons between the geometry used to create openings and connection. (150,0,0)

(0,150,0)

(0,15,0)

(0,150,0)

(150,135,0)

(150,150,0)

(150,150,0)

Offset grid/attractor points

Geometry: Spheres were chosen in the end despite exploring others more complex, 2.2 other geometries creates 2.3 2.4 its2.1qualites as it connects to smooth and irregular geometry, especially when cut away from a cube. Scale: A scale was chosen that allowed the sphere vary in size and to connect whilst piercing the surface of the cube, without overstepping the perimeter and cutting away too much. (35, 150,70)

(127,1,37)

No attraction

Panelling

3.1

Reverse attraction

3.2

(35, 150,70)

(35, 150,70)

(127,1,37)

Attraction points

3.3

(127,1,37)

Reverse attraction/ attraction points

3.4

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Panelling:

Process

2. surfaces/panels. 1. Baking surfaces/panels.

3.Final surfaces/panels.

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Appendix Process

4. Nesting for laser cutter

6. Panel construction 5. Waffle construction

7 Final

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Appendix

Boolean

Process

8. Grasshopper manipulation/variation

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