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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Student Name

(student number in small font size) Studio Tutor Name + Studio Number


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)

Kolerevic discussed the three principle types of fabrcation, they are: Additive- a process of layering on material mechanicallly to achieve an end result (mass or volume). Examples include 3D printing Subtractive- the complete opposite to additive, subtracting from a mass or volume of material (ie: CNC, Laser cutting) Formative - Using forces such as heat and pressure to mould materials into their desired forms. For example, heating metal so it is malleable.

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Week Three Surface Creation

I explored many versions of surfaces, ultimately looking for ones that could pair with either versions of itself or a complimentary surface. I decided to go with forms that I knew would develop (triangulate) more or less evenly. I wanted to create a surface from which I could emphasise more complex panels.

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Week Four

Panels & Waffle

The panels were perhaps the most enjoyable part of this module. I decided to dedicate my time to the modelling of the surfaces as they would be the most striking element of the end model. For this reason, I chose two patterns that would contrast each other, as the waffle presented two different base surfaces for them to attach to. In my panelling, I decided to include 2D and 3D elements in the same pattern to have them merge more harmonious.

My waffle (shown here in one of its possible orientations) has a conical development from top to bottom which means that the options for development in terms of a pavillion or threshold are innumerable. The surfaces juxtapose each other, as they are very opposing in their direction and surface area.

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Week Four Laser Cutting

While preparing the laser cut file was made straightforward by the Fab:ab’s online directions, I found that unrolling my panels was a difficult task. I had experimented with many different surface variations, and had decided to go for ones that kept with basic geometric shapes- namely triangles. When I made this decision, I was recalling the similar module in Foundations of Design: Representation, and what kinds of shapes were more developable. However, I came across significant issues when unrolling my panels on one side. In the end, I had to explode some panels and print each face seperately.

I tried to keep my document organised, which became useful in limiting printing time as I eliminated the need to number each element.

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Week Five

For the boolean form, I used my own judgement and commands such as ‘analysethickness’ to determine which would be the best for the 3D printer to develop.

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Week Five Isometric

The isometric as it represents my laser cut model. I chose the front panels as they best represent the process of contrasting open/closed spaces that I explored in this module. I found that this view also represented the exploration that I had with my grasshopper definition and the task as a whole.

sistent sizing of the panels was to ment the 2D elements, creating pattern

The downturned openings relate to the tightening trajectory of the surface from top to bottom.

Exploded Isometric 1:1 0

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{1130,1041,120}

{1244,-1113,0}

{1368,-1000,0} {Attractor Point Location}

Paneling

Lofts

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{1062,-941,0} {1154,1015,95

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{Attractor Curve Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

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3.4

Key

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{0,0,0}

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

{Index Selection}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

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2.2

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

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2.4

{1062,-941,0} {1154,1015,95 {1130,1041,120} {1132,-923,10} {1244,-1113,0}

{1368,-1000,0}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Curve Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

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3.2

3.3

3.4

The consistent sizing of the panels was to compliment the 2D elements, creating pattern

Task 01 Matrix

The downturned op relate to the tighten of the surface from

As I did extensive exploration with these surfaces, I decided to choose the elements that demonstrated the greatest variance- and how I came to choose the ones that would best represent the idea of open versus closed space. In choosing the surface and point attractors, I found that going simple was the best course as it allowed me to explore more complex surfaces, and spend time on the grasshopper definitions for this element.

The consistent sizing of the panels was to compliment the 2D elements, creating pattern

The downturned openings relate to the tightening trajectory of the surface from top to bottom.

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{160,-151,0} {Attractor Point Magnitude: 1.6}

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1.4

{Attractor Point Magnitude: 1.9}

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2.2

{Attractor Point Magnit

{Attractor Point Magnitude: 1.0}

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Week Six

2.4

Task 02

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

{0,0,0}

Attractor / Control Curves Grid Points

Paneling

{78,88,95

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{60,33,20}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

Lofts

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{78,88,95

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Curve Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Locat

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3.3

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{12,68,0} {1154,1015,95

{160,-151,0} {Attractor Point Magnitude: 1.6}

{Attractor Point Magnitude: 1.9}

{Attractor Point Magnitude: 0.9}

{Attractor Point Magnitude: 1.0}

{1062,-941,0}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point Paneling

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2.2

2.3

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{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Curve Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

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3.3

3.4

{Random Scale}

{Reverse Attractor}

{Consistent Scaling}

{Morph}

Undulating face co order, as it demons

{Random Scale}

{Reverse Attractor}

{Consistent Scaling}

{Morph}

Large cavities lead to a maze of boolean curves.

Task 02 Matrix For this matrix, I chose the elements that would demostrate my exploration with the grasshopper definition, particularly with the types of morphing I could do with the basic shape of the sphere.

The right angle serves as a juxtaposing cur each adjacent face demonstrating vastly d orders

Isometric 2:1 0

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Solid boolean using 3.2 morph itteration.

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Undulating face contrasts the volume and order, as it demonstrates a uniformity

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Week Six

I looked at this space as a possible playground for both children and adults, providing crevices that serve as protective spaces for adults in need of refuge (by way of the corner on the surface) or

Final Isometric Views

explore the light that infiltrates the object itself.

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