Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Rong Wang 875859 Dan Studio 6

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 techniques described by Kolerevic are two-simentional fabrication, subtractive fabrication, and additive fabrication. Two-simentional fabrication involves different cutting technologies, such as water-jet, laser-beam and plasma-arc. It is mostly common used. Subtractive fabrication is the process to remove some material from solid, such as CNC milling. Additive fabrication is the opposite process of subtractive fabrication that add material to solid, such as 3D printing. Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication is controlled by computer by codes. It has a potential to bring digital model into fabrication which can be used in building industry.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

Changing the position of four vertex to adjust a surface.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

Two surfaces are symmetrical. 2-D and 3-D pattern are the same from top view which lead to the corner of the surface.

As two surfaces are symmetrical, every layer of the frame is parallelogram.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

For the panels, some complex patterns cannot be unrolled. For the waffle, two surfaces need one edge to touch the land. Design through fabrication process need to consider whether it could be built, in terms of twodementional fabrication.

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Week Five

In this process, different shapes are tested in order to creating negetive space to define threshold.

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Week Five

Isometric

Cube is picked for this 3-D model. I choose a part which shows strong positive and negative space to 3-D printing. This structure maybe developed as a pavilion. Solid part left provide platform for people. Space is divided into several part. As well shadows, public and private space is created.

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Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

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

{30,157,7}

{7,7,114}

Grid Points

{90,0,150} {120,157,157 }

{157,7,157}

{157,37,157}

{7,7,37}

{150,120,150}

{24,7,7} {30,0,0}

{157,157,114}

{157,114,7}

{157,7,7}

{127,7,7}

{157,157,37} {150,60,0}

{Index Selection}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4 {-300,-300,75}

{75,75,75}

{150,0,0}

{Attractor Point Location}

Paneling

3.1

{150,150,-75}

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 01 Matrix I choose two surfaces face each other symmetrically, one 2-D and the other 3-D with the same pattern to keep consistent. This pattern lead to the attactor point which is 2.4.

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Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

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

{170,170,290}

{170,170,290}

{-50,-50,130} {75,75,75}

{150,75,75}

{150,150,0}

{150,150,0}

Distribution

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Point Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{33,50,70} {76,89,54}

Shape Difference

{Point Attractor}

{Point Attractor}

{Random Attractor}

{Random Attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

{Taper}

{Cylinder}

{Cube}

{Sphere}

Task 02 Matrix I choose cube to fit outer box and straight lines match well. Although cylinder is good as well, 1/8 of it shows nothing.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

1. Grasshoper process to create surface and panel.

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Appendix Process

2. Process of creating waffle.

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Appendix

Process

3. Three tests of task 2.

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M2 journal
M2 journal