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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Tongxin Zhao (812022) 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)

Three different fabrication techniques are: Subtractive fabrication, Additive fabrication and Formative fabrication. Subtractive fabrication can be used to reduce particular volume from different kinds of materials. Additive fabrication can be used to make 3D models.(CNC machinery) Formative fabrication can be used to steam or hest something to molds. Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication with parametric modelling is a quick way to adjust relative data and a helpful thing to make some hard models in an accurate way as well.

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Week Three Surface Creation

Above is the process of scripting and iterating my surfaces. Surfaces on the right hand can be built in rhino by using grasshopper which shows on the left hand. Different surfaces have different kinds of shapes and i choose my favourite one to make my model.

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Week Four

Panels & Waffle

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Protruding panels on left side are created from the basic form---Pyramid. And Hollowed-out triangles make them look more interesting. Panels on right side havesolid structure but still include openings for each part so that light can enter the volume.

A hollow waffle structure allows for the creation of an interior volume.

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Week Four Laser Cutting

I created those Laser Cut things in Rhino and make tabs for each. Techniques that i used in Rhino are Explode, Unrollsurf, make2D and so on.

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Week Five

Designing boolean forms on the right hand are created by using lunchbox and grasshopper which shows on the left hand.

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Week Five Isometric

Description of my isometric: I tried different shapes in Lunchbox and finnally chose the one: Platonic Tetrahedron. And using the Booleandifference to cut the suitable size to do my 3D printing.

The whole structure of this 3D work is geometric and creates many networks of spaces. And it addresses porosity and permeability by using Booleandifference for many times.

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Week Six

Task 01

Task 01 Matrix I choose 1.1 to be my surface and 3.4 to be my panellings since 3.4 is the combination of 3.2 and 3.3.

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Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

{-1030,2134,150}

{-182,1363,150}

{50,2567,76} {100,2524,50}

{-685,1875,0}

{-1030,2064,0}

{-635,1768,0}

{-182,1363,0} {Curve Attractor}

Sphere Distribution

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

2.2

2.3

2.4

{Curve Attractor}

{Random Attractor}

{Volume Gravitational Centres}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

{Consistent Scaling}

{Morph}

{Reverse Attractor}

{Random Scale}

2.1

{111,-77,135}

{124,208,-91}

{-44,66,-11} {Point Attractor}

Sphere Transformation

Task 02 Matrix Lunchbox: i choose the Platonic Tetrahedron one and 3.4 is my final modle.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix Process

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Appendix Process

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