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Once the minimal surface has been established you can start copying,rotating, and combining pieces to create a single modual.

Minimal Surfaces

Minimal surfaces are the minimum amount of surface area that spans between a “closed� set of edge curves located within a three dimensional Cartesian grid. Minimal surfaces have a long served as a reference within the architectural discourse.

Objective

Look at some primitive models of minimal surface and modify them within the frame work of the villa nm house. Note that all the primitives are constructed within a cubic bounding box, and when accurately constructed, the surface should be mirror along specific edges, creating a seamless tiling system among single surfaces.

Procedure

Each student shound construct their own primitive minimal surface model once the construction technique has been determined. Construct a modual with the minimal surfaces by rotating and connecting edges. Once the modual has been created construct a field of moduals, look for interesting spaces within the field.

Front view

A

Perspective

B

C

A

B

B C

E

A

A D

C

B C

Divide line A,B,C into four points

Connect A,B,C and make it into a surface.

Draw line connecting A to B, C to D, and E to D

Draw a cone that intercepts points A,B, and C

Intersecting the cone with the triangle will give you line A, draw line B by connectiong C and D

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Minimal surfaces are the minimum amount of surface area that spans between a “closed” set of edge curves located within a three dimensional...

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