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STEPHANIE ANTONOPOULOS STUDENT NO: 587847

SEMESTER 1/2012

GROUP 8


REFINEMENT Was a mesh and had to convert to face by re-panelling

Following module 2, the model needed to be reconsidered. The paneling that sat on the model was not sturdy enough and needed to be redesigned. The panels created needed to be more rigid and also required a surface so that they could be attached to the model

ORIGINAL PANELING IDEA

With this in mind, the paneling needed to be altered


IDEAS FOR PANELING

VIETNAM’S SKYSCRAPER The sharp modern cutting edge design of this skyscraper allowed inspiration for the ideas of paneling that would easily be constructed for the model

The way in which the THE BAHÁ’Í HOUSE OF WORSHIP panels needed to sit was sharp and harsh to echo the harsh nature of the petals on the bird of paradise. This image is an example of flowers in modern architecture and also echoed my aim to create a lantern of the growth and bloom of a flower in nature.

WALL PANEL DECORATING The image below of the wall panelled by Ultra Flex is l abelled Composite Panelling. This designed echoed the way in which the harsh nature of the bird of paradise could be depicted within my design.


REFINEMNENT-PANELING

Firstly, the surface was re-panelled to create a surface for unfolding and meshes was set to off to avoid this problem again. The next problem was that this system of panels had no base on which the panels would sit thus a new design was needed

NEW PANELING DESIGN

REPANELING TO CREATE SURFACE

Following this alteration, a new design was needed for the paneling. This was explored in depth and sketches were completed


UNROLLING - BASE

The unrolling process for this model was quite simple and efficient. I was able to identify the pieces which ran along the models spine (the red piece)

2D PANELING DESIGN

Overall, no issues arose when unfolding the model for nesting within a fablab file.


UNROLLING - BASE expiramentation with different methods of noting which panels are which


NUMBERS AND TABBING Following the labelling, the pieces needed to be tabbed by hand and indicated with red for a score line, black for a cut line and pink was the boarder. To fit the 900x600 sheet panel 13 was split into a&b

LABELING

When tracing the score and cut lines, they must not overlap at all, or the cutter will treat a double score line as a cut.

ERRORS The file to the right had some major faults within it. The end tabs were missing Piece 13b was missing Not all odd pieces were tabbed NOTE: had to cancel jpb

Also the decision was made to create a identical piece as a tab at the end of 13a which overlapped the start of piece 13b


EDITING OF FABLAB FILE

CORRECT TABBING AND LABELING FOR SUBMISSION DESCISIONS MADE FOR PRODOTYPE Another decision made was to submit both an ivory card file and a mount board file The final will be on ivory card however to test the material and the tabbing, the prototype was constructed using mount board

LASER CUT VS. CARD CUT the mountboard will be laser cut to save time as it is only a prototype and burning will not matter in this case.

the ivory card will be card cut to create a smooth finish appropriate for the card type


PROTOTYPE

ERRORS ON PRODOTYPE with the construction of a prototype, many errors were uncovered and assessed mountboard: using mount board was quite difficult for this type of project as it was too think and did not bend well with the design. In turn, this caused excessive problems within the design. Various tabs did not bend well thus they often ripped the card and the model was difficult to create. tabs: there were multiple pieces which had tabs that were too long and thus showed through the holes in the panels (piece 3, 5 & 7). Also piece 12 needed smaller angles on the tabs missing peice: somehow in the unrolling of the model, a piece was left out and had to be added to the last triangle at the base of piece 13a TESTING, PROBLEMS AND ERRORS

panel 11: due to human error, the entirety of panel 11 had no tabs to connect to pieces 10 and 12. This had to be altered and fixed by attaching individual tabs to the piece and allowing it to dry before attaching. folding: another problem encountered with the mount board was the fact that it would not bend back. It would only bend with the score line. This was a major problem as the design required bending both ways.


CUTTING MISSING PEICE AND TRACING ONTO IVORY CARD

POSITIONING OF LIGTING IN MODEL

PROTOTYPE

DIFFICULTIES


CONSTRUCTION OF MODEL SMOOTH FINISH PANELS BENT WELL

PEICES 1-6 WITH SPINE 13A

IVORY CARD

BATTERY PACK HIDDEN

PEICES 7-12 WITH SPINE 13B

Additional panel was drawn onto template When building the final model there were no problems as all of the above issues were dealt with It was efficient to lay out the pieces beside the spine in the order they were to be stuck together. They were then folded and glued into place Pieces one to 6 were glued then 7 to 12. After they dried, the top spine (with the lights attached) was glued to the according pieces. The bottom was left open for the batteries and wires.

NEW PANEL DRAWN ONTO 13A


This structure appeals to the model as of its similarity to the design itself. The paneling on top of the base model can be related to the one sown to the left and below. not only is this design aesthetically pleasing, the lighting is installed on the sides of triangular blocks that form the room’s ceiling, in order to reduce reflections on the workers’ computer screens and walls and furniture in the control room. not only must the design have a aesthetically pleasing appearance, but it must serve a purpose. CONTROL ROOM AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

designed by Hong Kong studio Design Systems,

Beijing’s National Stadium, designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

LIGHTING PRECEDENCE on the other hand, the even distribution of light within the birds nest in Beijing is the desired result for the lantern. The way in which this landmark stands out is how the lantern should stand out too

the light should be strong and bright as to reflect the idea of life and a bloom

BEIJING’S NATIONAL STADIUM - BIRDS NEST

PUROPSE OF TRIANGULAR 3D PANELS

PUROPSE OF TRIANGULAR 2D PANELS

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

Slight diffusion of light

Even distribution of light through holes

To represent the harsh spikes of the bird of paradise

To represent the flow and softness of a blooming flower and its growth


PRECEDENCE

AXA CENTRE IN MELBOURNE’S DOCKLANDS

Abstraction of the normal

“The Rider Levett Bucknall Award for Office Developments went to the AXA Centre in Melbourne's Docklands. The new AXA workplace interior, designed by HASSELL, brought together staff from separate sites around Melbourne's CBD to create 'one AXA' and established the institution's new head office for the Asia Pacific region” http://www.hassellstudio.com/en/cms-news/2009-property-council-of-australia-awards-winners-announced

The way in which the light brightens a space and creates a softness or sharpness depending on how intense the lighting is


CONSTRUCTION OF MODEL

This inspiration stood out. Although it does not sit perfectly within the design, it seemed to tell a story Like the design presented in module 1 and 2, this seems to convey a similar idea of sharpness and softness. The curves and openness of the design contrast with the sharp points and edges to create a design unique to the eye that stands out and tells a story on its own.


CONSTRUCTION OF LIGHTS WITHIN MATERIALS USED: wire stripper heatproof mat soldering iron scissors 1 metre strip of led lights mounting tape to stick lights down battery pack (12vaults) switch SWITCH

TIME CONSUMING TASK


LIGHTING accomplished by removing lights

MORE LIGHT

1

2 LESS LIGHT


FINAL DESIGN

final model with lighting & paneling


REFLECTION OF MODEL

NEGATIVES • The main problem i encountered was that the paneling that was to sit on top of the model was slightly smaller due to scaling and human error when sticking the pieces and cutting. • When it came time to take photos, it was quite difficult to show the negative and positive space thought the model

POSITIVES Despite various difficulties along the way... • I was happy with the outcome of the shape and overall design of my model. • The led lights were an impressive brightness which in turn added to the beauty of the model


REFLECTION Throughout my project, I found that my model was quite challenging to translate from virtual to real. There were many constraints place upon the fabrication of a model. After many attempts I found how to dodge my mistakes throughout my project. It was initially quite difficult to understand how my model could be simply unrolled and constructed. However with the assistance of my own knowledge and that of the online tutorials, I was able to successfully simplify the unrolling process for my model. Initially, I thought rhino was my enemy, but it turns out this program proved to be an amazing tool when used efficiently and properly. I found that I learnt many things throughout this module and i was happy with the final outcome. Prototyping proved to be the MOST useful tool through the semester. Being able to see my work come to life allowed me to analyse the way in which the model needed to improve. This process also allowed for thoughts and further alterations within my design. “There are several reasons why models should be part of every design process. Perhaps the most important one is the understanding to be gained by seeing form in physical space.” - Criss B. Mills, author of “Designing with Models” this quote in itself echoes the point I made above. In my own opinion, nothing can compare to sitting down and creating a model that has been designed and crafted by yourself. its it fundamentally the way in which we think and design as creative people which allows us to have a better understanding of the world (both real and virtual) around us.

module 3  

latern model

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