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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 NGUYEN THAO NGUYEN 897320 STUDIO 14 - JUNHAN FOONG

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)

The three fundamental types of fabrication techniques are additive, subtractive and formative fabrication. In specific, additive is achieved by adding layers of material. Subtractive is, on the other hand, subtracting material to create models and lastly, formative is using mechanical forces such as steam or heat. The potential of Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication with parametric modelling is to allow designers to form highly complex designs straight out of computers. This also allow designers to play with different variations only by changing a small portion of the parametric script. Therefore, parametric modelling is flexible, dynamic and potential.


Week Three

Surface Creation

Generating surfaces is probably the easiest part of this entire assignment. I explored different surfaces by changing the index in my list item components and result in a few surfaces as you see in the right.


Week Four Panels & Waffle

My panelling surfaces’s concept is based on a flower. In one surface is how a bud of a flower is about to bloom and the other one is how it has already fully bloomed.

I eventually decide to end up with a simple waffle structure to accommodate my surfaces and really make my panels pop out.


Week Four

Laser Cutting

While preparing the laser cut files, I have learnt about the distance constraints for cutting and etching and how the laser cutter works. I also learnt the way to reduce the price when laser cutting and the nesting techniques.


Week Five

The scripting mostly coming out of the workshop. For the different iterations, I have to change, cut the cube differently to avoid all the naked edges.


Week Five


For 3D print I use the command called Platonic Tetrahedron and rotate them to a small degree, bake them out and repeat the process again. The result is the model with triangular shapes cut in and protruded outwards. It creates opening at the bottom as well as the top of the model, space inside and also a space outside.


Week Six Task 01

Task 01 Matrix While exploring different iterations, I end up choosing simple surfaces but curving them in a way they could complementing the panelling I choose to go with. About the panels, I create a new grid instead of using offset grids because I want my panels to protrude of of the surface, and inwards, to make them more interesting. After a while exploring different panels, I go with simple flat panels underneath and more complex framed panels right on top of some of them.


Week Six Task 02

Task 02 Matrix I mostly explored with point attraction and rotation axis to get what I want to, which is a simple sharp design. I choose the directions I want and then moving the point attractor to where I satisfy with my shapes the most.


Week Six

Final Isometric Views




Different result while modelling panelling surfaces


Appendix Process

Laser cutting problem.




Photo stage set up at home


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