Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Ng Nicholas Jun Hao 867783 Joel Collins + Studio 19

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.

The three fundamental techniques for fabrication are Subtractive fabrication, additive fabrication and formative fabrication. Subrtractive, allows the removal of materials of its volume, using electro chemicals, mechanically reductive process. Additive, adding material layer by layer, allows for prototyping, building upon a cross section, to achieve a certain massing. Formative, restricting forms via heat or steam to create a desired shape. Through this the geometry is placed into a processing software which generates the instructions for the CNC machines, which transmites those instructions into action, in curating the 3 dimensional form we wish to achieve through the verious styles of fabrication combined.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

With the ability to dictate the style and definitions through grasshopper, it can help us accurately define the shape we are looking for without having the model a physical attribute in rhino and having to do trial and error, this way, we are able to achieve a desired surface through defining the points in its voume as specified in the script.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

Using 2 geometries one of which is a triangulated with purforations, follwoed by an octagon, with a chamfered opening at the top.

The waffle structure, is able to be built, in accordance to the developed and desired surface, acting as the bones to its skin.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

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From which, the individual components of the apnels and the waffle structure is then layed out in 2 dimensional form, this is to allow the respective elements to be layed out neatly, before being transferred for laser cutting without any error, ensuring there are no duplicate lines.

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Week Five

Scripting in the boolean geometries allows us to dictate where we want to locate them, manipulate its siza and form to achieve a desired result.

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Week Five

Isometric

The iteration was chosen due to its boolean geometries creating variations of possibilities merging its internal and external volume, in it we have spaces where its private, where geometries do not intersect withits surface. We have some which intersects the external wall, leading to an idea of infinity, curating a larger open space, where the geometries intersect each other, it allows room of different levels. This makes the spatial threshold behave differently from one another, showcasing what each area has to offer as you walk from a private to an open to a shared space, where it all seems to be as one, but actually differentiated by the geometries.

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Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3 {60,150,150}

{0,90,150}

{150,0,120}

{150,150,150}

1.4

{30,150,150}

{0,150,120}

{90,150,150}

{0,0,150}

{0,90,150}

Key

{0,120,150}

{0,0,0}

{150,110,150}

{90,50,150}

{150,150,150} {150,150,90}

{150,0,150}

{60,0,150} {150,150,30}

{0,30,0}

{0,40,0} {0,0,0}

{120,150,0}

{150,60,0}

{150,90,0}

{150,70,0}

{150,0,0}

{0,150,0}

{150,5,0}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

{Index Selection}

2.4

{-92.167,185.298,126.751}

{Offset of 15}

{65.546,204.228,57.518}

{179.598,57.525,-108.657}

{-6.107,-46.153,126.751}

{9.04,31.011,570.518}

{193.674,150,120}

{290.167,226.975, 77.356} {117.786,284.784,94.803}

{44.984, -143.901, 82.149}

{54.837,-100.237,-108.657} {214.105,-30.655,77.356} {157.026,84.169,0}

Paneling

{Curve Attractor Location} {89.192,5.604,-55.197}

{Curve Attractor Location}

{Curve + Point Attractor Location}

3.1

3.2

3.3

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{188.530,16.787,0}

{183.750,-145.888,82.149}

{Curve Attractor + Offset}

3.4

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Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves

{0,0,150}

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Task 01 Matrix I chose to work on iteration 4 as it best shows how a panel can be fiurther developed with perforations to allow light to enter at the same, it shows various spatial elements as it is being held by its structural element.

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Grid Points

{-10.643, 224.691, 212.093}

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key

{-85.055,86.813,176.540} {69.600,158.007,176.540}

{0,0,0}

Attractor / Control Points (X,Y,Z) Attractor / Control Curves

{198.526,172.872,187.320} {-30.225,2.426,133.035}

Grid Points

{222.764,-112.406,-55.092}

{-85.055,86.813,-6.503} {69.600, 193.38, -6.503} {-103.526,-287.942,-23.940}

{306.790,16.811,66.879} {Point Attractor}

{289.506,-50.862,69.878} {Curve + point Attractor} {106.113,-88.273,-50.514}

Geometry Distribution Through Attractor Points

2.1

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve + point Attractor} {-25.224,-223.891,-144.987}

2.3

2.4

{-10.643, 224.691, 212.093}

2.2

{-85.055,86.813,176.540} {69.600,158.007,176.540}

{198.526,172.872,187.320} {-30.225,2.426,133.035} {222.764,-112.406,-55.092}

Disclaimer: 3D Print has yet to be printed due to the high volume of prints at the same time. This is to be updated.

{-85.055,86.813,-6.503} {69.600, 193.38, -6.503} {-103.526,-287.942,-23.940}

{306.790,16.811,66.879} {Curve + point Attractor} {Point Attractor}

{Curve + point Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve + point Attractor}

{106.113,-88.273,-50.514}

{289.506,-50.862,69.878} {-25.224,-223.891,-144.987}

Geometry Transformation

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

{Morphing Two Geometries}

{Multiplication + Rotation}

{Random Scale}

{Morphing Two Geometries}

Task 02 Matrix Chose to develop on iteration 4 as it shows interesting forms when playing with its attractors and its shapes, it helps develop new thresholds within a volume for a new space.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

Building upon attractors and how the panels will bend towards them

Waffle script to allow support for the surfaces.

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Appendix Process

After laser printing as shown above, assembling the peices.

Scripting to develop boolean geometries for Cubic Volume.

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Appendix

Process

Generating volumes and taking its geometries to develop its new form.

From which, we develop and subtract the volume till we achieve the most interesting element of the volume, prior to 3d printing.

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Dd module02 journal ng nicholas jun hao 867783
Dd module02 journal ng nicholas jun hao 867783