Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Samuel Richard Mart (812899) Han Li + Studio 17

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 discussed in the reading are subtractive fabrication, aditive fabrication and formative fabrication. Subtractive fabrication works by the reduction of a material to produce a certain form. Additive fabrication works by the addition of a certain material to create a form or object. Formative fabrication is a process that involve in reshaping the material through applied forces or heat. Through parametric modelling, designers will have a more direct approach to fabrication. The computer numeric fabrication allows designer to cut time in the fabrication process. It also allows designer to have different alternative for their design by producing itteration using parametric software.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

Surface Script: top left surface itteration

Surface Itteration

To gain different surface modification is made by List Item. Then I choose different curves from the cube to make a surface. The surface itteration could have more variety by changing the number of points on each curve.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

Panel 1 (Right) is a square grid format that consist of two pyramids that is rotated within the grid. Panel 2 (Left) is a diamond grid format that has an opening with different size.

The waffle structure has a large base that becomes smaller on top. The idea is to create a sense of volume and spatial experiennce within the waffle structure. The base can be use for activities with larger space requirement while the top would be use as space for smaller space requirement.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

Z1

x0 x1

x19 x2

x3

x4

x5 x7 x9

x11 x13

x15 x17

x6 x8

x10

2

x1

4

x1

Z0

6

x1

8

x1

Waffle

Z7 Z5

Z4

Z8

For the panel, unrolling surface could be extremely hard depending on the pshape of the panel. It is best to start with a straigh plane rather than curve to have a better quality of model. Tabs was also added to stick the panel together. In panel 1 and 2, each suefaces are an unrolled form of up to 3 panels.

Z2

In creating the laser cut file for the waffle structure, grasshopper command allow me to cut down a few steps. Despite some minor issue with the sequence of the waffle upon laying it out, the problem was quiete eay to resolve. Labelling each waffle in sequence helped a lot during assembly process.

Z3

Panel 1

Panel 2

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Week Five

Boolean Script: top left boolean itteration

Boolean Itteration

There are two main section in the script that is used to get different itteration. After the Point Grid section, I experimented on different attractor command and to which point it would be connected. The other section I experimented is the shape of the void. Furthermore, the script allows me to alter the sizes by using number slider to adjust a better design for the assignment.

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Week Five

Isometric

In choosing the itteration, I tried to cut the itteration into section. The cut was done to see the void within the box and to find the most interesting space. I wanted to find void area that relate with each other. The isometric show different size of shape that was taken out from the box. It create a sense of space with different functionality. The surface are connected with each other showing continuity throughout the model. The link between each other vary in size and thickness. This helped in testing out the capabilities of 3d printing. Some section are surprisingly able to be printed despite the thickness of the section. But, the overall form of the 3d model is very strong.

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Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

{75,0,150}

1.4

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

{150,75,150}

{0,50,150}

{150,25,150}

{150,0,125}

{50,0,150} {75,150,150}

{100,150,150}

{0,75,150}

{0,100,150}

{0,150,150} {0,150,125}

{150,85,0} {150,150,0} {0,75,0}

{150,150,0}

{150,125,0}

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

{25,150,0} {0,75,0}

{0,0,0}

{0,64,0} {0,85,0} {0,150,0}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point Paneling

{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

Task 01 Matrix The version I choose to develop is the fourth itteration. The panel and surface was an outcome of the other itteration I did. The final itteration seems more developable into a 3D model and the panel does not overlap when unrolled reducing the time spent during laser cut and assembly.

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Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

{137,75,193}

{137,75,193}

{67,4,81}

Shapes Paneling

{1 Point Attraction}

{Random Attraction}

{Curve Attraction}

{2 Point Attraction}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{Sphere}

{Cube}

{Rotated Cylinder}

{2 Cones}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 02 Matrix From the matrix I noticed that the fourth itteration seems more interesting to developed in 3D model because it has interesting relationship between the solid shape. By using two point attractors I notice that the grid manipulation were easier to control.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Assembly Process

The assembly of the waffle structure require bulldog clip as a support until every component is on the right fit.

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Tabs on the panels are glued together. These component will be attached to each other to make the surface.

DD_Studio17_Samuel Richard Mart_M2Submission
DD_Studio17_Samuel Richard Mart_M2Submission