MODEL MAKING PROCESS
Use of triangles as the base for different levels of each modules
After many thoughts and discussions, we final settled on our form of the structure and scale and size of our modules. We then decided to laser cut our model which we found would be the most efficient and fastest way for us to build the model.
From clockwise direction (top left to bottom): Laser cut perspex ready to build our model, Different colours of modules we used, Final outcome of our model
However our group came up with problems as we could not find a solution as to how we place our modules on top of each other as the moduleâ€™s surface area between each other was very little and it will not glue well and fall off easily when glued to each other. We also had another problem as the panels would be too heavy and could not be glued to our base. We then came out with a solution to cut out little triangles as the base for the different levels of each modules. As for the base, we decided to use perspex and cut out slits to slot in for each panels. By doing that, each panels would be secured and we need not worry on how the model is going to stand. For material wise, we chose to use perspex that the FabLab offered as it gives us the opacity of different colours and transparency of the materials which would save us time by having to paint each modules if we were using other materials. One of the thought was that the perspex might be too heavy and could not be glued using super glue. However, it turned out fine and the each module was rather light due to the size we cut out. Thus using super glue to glue the pieces together turned out good. ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO AIR | 50
Published on Nov 11, 2012