Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Samantha Yu-Hsuan Tseng (910698) Samuel Lalo Studio 11

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 foundamental type of fabrication tenchniques are the subtractive frabrication, addictive frabication and formative frabrication. Subtractive fabrication involves the removal of a specific volume from a solid to create forms and parts by two dimensional or three dimensional milling machine. Addictive fabrication involves incremental forming by adding aterial to each other in a â€˜layer-by-layerâ€™ format, such as 3D Printing. Formative fabrication involves warping and manipulating materials to create the desired form by using mechnical forces, restricting forms, heat or steam. It can be axially or surface constrained. Computer Numeric Controlled fabraication has the potential in parametric modeling as it would allow us to model it more accurately comparing to doing it by hand. It also allows us to form complex shapes while not spending too much time calculating as the computer can do complex calculation fast which would save us time.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

surface script (left) surface 1 (top left) surface 2 (top right) surface 3 (bottom left) surface 4 (bottom right) The surface is scrip is for surface 3 becasue it is my finalised surface. The four iterations are created through the concept of peeling apart two surface. Surface 1: peeling apart from the top; surface 2: peeling apart from two sides; surface 3: pulling apart evenly; surface 4: peeling only one side from another

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

I wanted to explore the difference between solid panels and the 3d panels with top part being cropped

My waffle structure is created by the surface 3 which is the â€œpulling apart evenlyâ€? surface. The surface is

off in terfms of how the sunlight would penetrate into the internal space. The solid panels on the right side

not curved because I want to create a constrast view between the panels and the internal space. I want

would create an interesting view from looking outside.Since the pyramids are quite tall, a dramatic view of

to prsent a design. From outside of this construction, it would look overwhelm wheras inside the spacee it is

shadows would be produced under the sun. Whereas, the left side would create an interesting pattern of

plain and simple.

shadow in the internal space as the light would go hrough the opening and parts of it would be blocked by the design of the panels

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

To create the laser file, it is important to know which edfe needs to be cut and which needs to be etched.

The cut ones need to be place 2mm apart in order to reducring the chance of the materiala getting fire marks.

I did not place the labels next to each layer of the waffle structure, so it took me a while to figure out which one is which

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Week Five

I used to point attractor for all of my boolean iterations. I 3D print the first iteration(top left), but for my finalised isometric view I used the second iiteration(top right). I did not really understand what intersection mean in this cube, but after I 3d print my model, iit gives me more idea of what it is and how it can be designed. So, i continue to explore and trying make the small platonic Dodecahedrons bigger so ithey can intersect with the medium size ones. Thatâ€™s how I come up with the second iteration. The thrid iteration (bottom left) has an attractor point at its right side. The fouth iteration(bottom right) has two point aatractors on both left and right side so it would leave the middl part having bigger size of the plantonic dodecahedrons and more interection.

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Week Five

Isometric

I chose the second iteration because there is an intersection between the largest, the medium and the smallest plantonic dodecahedrums. I want to show how the forms chaged from the largest to the smallest.

From this isometric view, you can see how the largest one is connected to another large size plantonic dodecahedron whcih form an emothy space in the middle part of the structure. This would create a sense of spaciousness to the users.

The form of the plantonic dodecahedron acts an important role in terms of creatnig funtions to this buding. At the bottom of the building, the eroded area provides a shelter to the user where there is a roof and a sitting area.

At the bottom right side of the building, it shows a small plantonic dodecahedrun intersect with the medium size one. It creates an open place which then becomes the main entrance of the building. The holes on the surface can be interpreted as window and so it means that the structure is well ventilated. It would also allow enough amonunt of sunlight to enter into this building.

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Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

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

{0,120,150}

{0,30,150}

Grid Points

{150,120,150}

{120,150,150}

{0,0,150}

{150,150,150}

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

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

{0,60,0}

{150,150,30}

{0,0,30}

{150,120,0}

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

{150,60,0}

{150,30,0}

{150,0,60}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{112,89,150}

{102,169,69}

{84,130,49}

{25,157,44} {5,-20,110}

{77,-32,42}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

3.1

3.2

3.3

{Attractor Point Location}

3.4

+ +

+

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

{0,150,150}

{0,60,150}

{0,0,150}

++

Task 01 Matrix I designed the panels according to what the concept of the surface is. For example, for the second one(second column from

The internal space is defined by two walls sloping to the left. A large internal space is created by these 2 walls and its roofless structure.

left), the surface is lifted upwards at its two sides. I have designed the middle part to have higher solid panels, if you look at it from far away it looks like a flying surface.

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Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

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

{0,150,75}

{48,82,132}

Grid Points

{66,88,100} {0,112,39} {66,103,65}

{0,0,75}

{11,85,15}

{0,89,21}

{150,150,75} {50,75,43}

{100,75,75}

{54,79,39} {79,39,56}

{81,144,-4}

{141,21,85}

{150,0,75}

{98,15,44}

{-72,-487,31}

{Point Attractor}

Sphere Distribution

2.1

{Point Attractor}

{Point Attractor}

2.2

2.3

{Point Attractor}

2.4 {0,150,75}

{48,82,132}

{66,88,100} {0,112,39} {66,103,65}

{0,0,75}

{11,85,15}

{0,89,21}

{150,150,75} {50,75,43}

{100,75,75}

{54,79,39} {79,39,56}

{81,144,-4}

{141,21,85}

{150,0,75}

{98,15,44}

Sphere Transformation

{Point Attractor}

{Point Attractor}

{Point Attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3 {79,39,56}

{Point Attractor}

3.4 {116,131,141}

{33,40,75}

{127,115,75}

{98,15,44}

{Reverse Attractor}

{Reverse Attractor}

{Reverse Attractor}

{Reverse Attractor}

With the booleaned geometry contained mostly within the original shape the cube is cut to a triangular prism.

Task 02 Matrix I try to make intersection between different sizes of the plantonic dodecahedrons. Apart from moving the attractoin point location, I also manipulate the grid to create some variatoin. For example, if you look at right side of my fouth iteration(the first right column), you will two wavy forms of the grids.

This pavilion consists of many holes which can be interpreted as windows. This would create a good verntilation to this construction.

The upper level and the lowre level of this pavilion is connected with no floor so the sunllight can penetrate into the buldings at different times of a day while not taking it fully in as the slopy suface of the structure would block a bit of it

The intersection created by a large and a small platonic dodecahedrons (right and left) create an open space which could be used a main entrance.

The platonic dodecahedrons cut off from the cube create a space where people can rest and chill as it provides shelters and its slopes can be used as benches.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

The first four iterations I created, but the top left and the bottom left were changed

I was going to use 2d panels for one side of my surface, but I did not end up using them.

to others.

These are the six iterations of my 2 dpanels.

The other 3d panels i created

I connected surface points to loft to find the index points. Then, I connect surface points to panels in order to find their exact locations.

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Appendix Process

The panels I used at first are 4 small pyramids which are connected to each other. The direction of where they are

I used scissors to cut some of the tabs so it is easier to stick the panels on the surface.

I did a prototype of the solid panels by printing out the lines on

pointing to are quite clear(top left)

The other tools I used are all purpose glue, pen knife, bulldog clips and cutting mat.

the print paper and stick it on the ivory card. It was hard to fold with 3 pyramids so I decide to change my panels

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Appendix

Process

I used white watercolour to cover the burn marks on my model.

For task 2, I started with using spheres as the boolean objects,

This is my finalised 3d model, but for my A1 size presentation, I used

but Iâ€™m more interested in straight lines so I change it to platonic

another model to demonstrate my idea because I explored more

dodecahedron

possibilities after learning things from this 3d model.

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