Digital Design - Portfolio Semester 1, 2019 Qianzhi Tan

992924 Joel Collins, Studio 15

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qianzhit@student.unimelb.edu.au

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My motivation in design is the posibility of exploring an idea through the use of different media. The requirement/brief might set a boundary however my design can be outside the box.

Skills: Rhino Grasshopper Unreal Photoshop Illustrator Indesign Fabrication

Parametric design is a fascinating tool that allows users to test varoius outcomes through the same set of data but with a little adjustment. The aspiration for me as a designer is to continous innovates and refresh my knowledge on aesthetic, and learn from where I did not achieve from the last project.

Precedent Study

05 Generating Design Through Digital Processes

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Education: 2018 - current Bachelor of Design University of Melbourne

Queen Victoria Garden Pavilion

The place I need to improve is to consider more on the balance of aesthetics and functionality of a design.

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Diagramming Design Precedent

The pavilion is named Radix, designed by Aires Mateus. In order to adapt it with the surrounding enviornment, it has been placed by the water for people on land to make contact with the river. It is interesting that the circulation path is defined by the height of the pavilion.

Isometric

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Circulation Diagram

Threshold Diagram

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Generate Ideas Through Process

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Design Matrix

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

{150,30,150}

{0,150,150}

{150,75,150}

{0,90,150} {150,60,150}

{90,0,150} {150,30,150}

{0,150,120}

{0,0,150}

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

{60,150,150}

{150,75,150}

{0,30,0}

{0,0,0} {0,120,0}

{150,0,0}

{120,150,0}

{0,75,0}

{0,150,0}

{150,0,0}

{75,0,0}

{0,0,0}

{0,75,0} {120,150,0}

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

{0,60,0} {105,150,0}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{84,66,77}

{120,150,0}

{150,59,0} {90,85,0}

{150,32,46}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

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Attractor / Co Grid Points

{0,0,105}

{150,0,0}

Attractor / Co

{167,150,30}

Surface and Waffle Task A of Module 2 is completed by Grasshopper. iIn the beginning, I created the surface by lofting lines from a box, then I created a few panels with both 2D and 3D. After the design of the panel is complete, the waffle structure is also done in terms of the shape of the surface.

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Computation Workflow

Line generator

- generates through number sliders that selects edges and points - 8 sets of selections is needed for 2 surfaces with 4 sides

Loft

- make lines into surfaces

Panels making

- the size of the grid is decided by a number slide connecting to SrfDomNum, in this case I used 5 x 5 grid

Attractors

- point attractors are employed in order to change the format of the grid, and it is embeded into the script

Dispatch

- dispatch is used to distribute two different panels within one surface, the multiple boolean for the first surface is set as ‘True False False’, while the other is ‘True False’.

X & Z Contours

- Creating X and Z contours for waffle structure - Creating 1mm gaps between X and Z contours

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Laser Cut Process

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SOLID AND VOID

To create Task B of Module 2, I need to design the geometries and arrangement in order to extract it from the 150x150x150 cube.

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Design Matrix

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key {0,0,0}

Attractor / Co

Attractor / Co Grid Points

Unit Transformation Boolean Outcome

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

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Computational Process

Bounding Box

Variables

- Start from creating the 150 x 150 x 150 box

- Inserting geometries into this section - It generates multiple geometries with different sizes affecting by the attractive curve/points - In this case,, attractor curve is used -Dispatch can be also employed at the back

Cellulate 3D

- Generate variation of grid boxes by adjusting grid points

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Study Area

- Use boolean difference command to create the boolean outcome - place a 50x50x50 box as the study area within the booean outcome - Use boolean intersection command to generate the required shape

Image of your final model or other process

The cantilevered roof generates shade for people to inhabit.

Image of your final model or other process

In order to reduce the time that will take to print, I rotate the cube to make the larger side touched the

The waist high openings allows people to see through and

ground.

also creates a sense of separation of space.

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My intention is to explore the posibility of light manipulation, and this is shown by the hollow surface design that allows light to enter. Seats are provided for people to rest, and the centre space will be used for performances. The step-downs and the ramp leads people into the pavilion which generates circulation. The pavilion is made of glass reinforced concrete, and the podium is stone tiles, they both obtain the characteristic of restoring solar radiation and emiting it back to the space.

Queen Victoria Garden Pavilion

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M3 - Queen Victoria Garden Pavilion

Isometric

The ramp serves both funtionality and aesthetics. It is designed to break the symmetrical arrangement, but also provides thresholds for the disables.

Hollow surface allows light to enter the carved-in landscape.

The openings at the top of the pavilion are intetionally designed to be slightly larger than the other parts, which creates a focal point for the audience as the sunlight shines on top of the performers.

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The steps down creates a threshold helping to differentiate the landscape from the pavilion itself.

The step-down creates a seating space to allow for viewing of performances inside the pavilion.

Exploded Isometric 1:25 0

500

1500mm

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Threshold and Circulation Diagram

Pavilion

Frame

Static Movement

Height Defining

Circulation

High Medium High Medium Low Low

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Design Iteration

In order to fix the problems that occurs in the previous

In the final iteration, I employed the component â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Voronoiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

defined, however its symmetrical characteristuc is insipid,

iteration, the breathability has been satify through the use of

It combines the symmetrical shape with random voronoi

and it also lack of breathability.

skylight, but symmetrical still exists.

hollows to make the design more interesting.

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Render

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Render

M3 Renders

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Computational Process

Outline generator

Loft

- generates the overall shape through control points on a circle - the variable is controlled by Bezier Span, by adjusting the number slider attach to Start Tangent and End Tangent

Voronoi

- turn the lines generated into surfaces

- generate voronoi based on the surface

Scale

- generate voronoi based on the surface

Nurbs Cuve

- makes the angles round

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Loft

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Extrusion from the end of the script - the surface is trimmes in Rhino

Trimmed Mesh

- gives a thickness to the trimmed mesh

Mesh Thicken

- gives a thickness to the trimmed mesh

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Scale

- generate voronoi based on the surface

Fabrication process: Lazer cut net

It is essential to number each piece with single stroke font.

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360 Image Output

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