Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Sophie Tuck
913379 Alex Wong - Studio 10
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 forms of digital fabrication are subtractive, additive and formative. Subtractive involves the precise removal of material like in milling. Additive involves the adding of material in layers (how we made our 3d models). And formulative involves a more malleable approach where certain environmental factors such as heat and steam are added, forcing materials into positions. Computer numeric controlled fabrication allows for extream accuracy. It allows someone to make many different iterations and a quick ability to modify them. A very similar process to how we made our surfaces and baked them out.
Scripting and iterating the surfaces was interesting. It allowed me to choose and decide surfaces in a completely different way.Allowed for more interesting and curvelinar surfaces.
Week Four Panels & Waffle
For the panels, I chose a shape which I believe resembled the overall shape of the iterations themselves.
The waffle structure was hard to create. Several versions didnâ€™t work however this one did.
I have learnt not to submit rhino 6 files to the fablab as they will be rejected :)) I will also remember never to get the pieces taped down. I also shared a lazer cutting template with a friend which was good
This was a very unique and interesting process. Interesting way to make structures or elements of structures. I liked the idea of being able to make multiple iterations, bake them out and then keep on going.
I feel as if the hard surfaces and edges of this model resemblle concrete or more solid and less fluid kind of structures, making it a more permenant model. This isnâ€™t a shape which can easily be enetered or explored, but rather to be looked at. I mainly chose this one to print because of the way it references and resembles my first model. I like the geometric cuts, and how harsh they are. The 3d panels on my first model are similar. They vastly extrude from their iterations and obstruct your view. Similar to if the second model was to be produced. it would be a large solid object which would block your path.
Week Six Task 01
Paneling Grid & Attractor Point
Task 01 Matrix I chose to develop the iterations which I found interesting and unique. I liked to focus on more of this triangular sort of shape and pattern. I was partically influenced by the corners of Zumthorâ€™s pavilion from the first module, and how they receded into this triangular sort of shape
Week Six Task 02
Paneling Grid & Attractor Point
Task 02 Matrix Once again, I just chose to develop what I found interesting or aesthetically pleasing? I was trying to not focus on balance or heirarchy, but more just what was most random and confusing.
Final Isometric Views
Inspiration Visited this structure ages ago when it was first installed, and the types of things we were creating reminded me of this project. It was this undulating shelter, created from plastic, coloured panels which were opaque allowing light to come in. Image from http://beautiful-lands.com/posts/summerarchitecture#.WtNp3YhuZdg For a lot of my work I also looked towards the Bjarke Ingles Group representation work. I really like the colours and line weights that are used, and the simplicity of their work. Everything looks clear and readable.
I made many iterations of surfaces. Partially due to the fact that I enjoyed the easy way to make them, but aslo because I was interested with what shapes I could create. Many options were hard to waffle and actually couldnt waffle or panel, as they were far too curved, this in turn forced me back to this inital step and creating more
Testing area on my rhino file. Some of the iterations wouldnâ€™t fit into the required 150x150x150 box, and had to be further altered. When creating the two panels, I mainly just used the same one and flipped or mirrored it. This was partically why I decided to develop the one I did, as it looked good mirrored.
Process of making the model - using small pegs to hold everthing together
Iâ€™m not incredibly happy with the model I produced. Nothing was sticking and I ended up using a hot glue gun whcih has left strings everywhere. Overal however, I do like the kind of momevemt that my model has. This spiralising effect which is almost/slightly reminds me of soviet architecture with their spirals which were always turning. I dont know why.