Foundations of Design : Representation, SEM1, 2017 M3 JOURNAL - PATTERN vs SURFACE Yuanjing Xu

987826 Mitchell Ransome Studio 6

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WEEK 6 READING: SURFACES THAT CAN BE BUILT FROM PAPER IN ARCHITECTURAL GEOMETRY Question 1: What are the three elementary types of developable surfaces? Provide a brief description. (Maximum 100 words) The three elementary types of developable surfaces are cylinders, cones and tangent surfaces of space curves. A cylinder surface can be formed by parallel lines. After unfold the cylinder, the edges of rectangles are parallel. A cone surface does not have parallel lnes but it has a common vertex and all the lines start from the point to be connected. Tangent surfaces of space curves are formed by polygons and several vertices.

Question 2: Why is the understanding of developable surface critical in the understanding of architectural geometry? Choose one precedent from Research/Precedents tab on LMS as an example for your discussion. (Maximum 100 words) Architectureal geometry has important relationship with developable surfaces. The developable surface could be used to inspire the design and construction of a building. In practice, simple folding and arranging lines can help further develop a surface. For example, the design of Federation Square was firstly manipulated by using simple lines and combinations to create different shapes and variable surfaces.

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PANELLING PATTERN

2d Panelling, Pattern: Triangular

3D Panelling

3D Panelling

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VARIABLE 3D PATTERN

Trying to use curveattractor to make variable panels.

Using four points at different directions to further explore pointattractor.

hanging different modules to explore different arrangements of panels.

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Question 1: What is digital fabrication and how does it change the understanding of two dimensional representation? (Maximum 100 words) Digital fabrication is the process of making digital design and creation by using digital and computational technology. It helps expand ideas and experiment of a design or construction. The making process becomes interactive, which bring thinking and doing, design and fabrication together to achieve Innovation. It also allows reviews of prototypes to consider aspects that are needed or removed.

Question 2: Suggest two reasons why folding is used extensively in the formal expression of building design? (Maximum 100 words) The use of folding is entensive because it is materially economical, visually appealing and can turn into multiple scales. Also, folding allows new spaces and territories to emerge without losing the native characteristics of what is being folded. Additionally, it helps create and develop panels for large-scaled project.

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EXPLORING 3D PANELLING

I tested many modules to further explore my landscape but some of them were too complex which would be difficult to folded. Finally, I chose the four modules that had variable shapes and I used 8 points to be the attract points to add interest to the landscape. I also tried different layout of my four modules when doing the ptPanel3DCustomVariable to see different arrangement.

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APPENDIX

Cutting unrolled faces from A3 paper and then tracing them on to ivory card.

Using UHU glue to make models and then using clips to help dry out.

The result of gluing five rows of the panels.

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Module 3 Pattern & Surface
Module 3 Pattern & Surface