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Air STUDIO ABPL30048 2018, SEMESTER 2

WRITTEN BY YUNG - CHING ( TIA ) CHAN

TUTOR ISABELLE JOOSTE


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CONTENT PART C

C.1 Design Concept C.2 Tectonic Elements & Prototype C.3 Final Detail Model

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Figure 1. Journal. (2018). Architectural Details: Herzog & de Meuron’s Spectacular Elbphilharmonie - Architizer Journal. [online] Available at: https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/stories/ architectural-details-herzog-de-meuron-elbphilharmonie/ [Accessed 4 Nov. 2018]. AIR JOURNAL

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C1. DESIGN CONCEPT

FEEDBACK FROM PART B • Did not integrate this idea of mimic the shark skin • Will not be able to reproduce the antibacterial quality at the scale that I am working on. • Reconsider the nest form In the following design, I will reconsider the form of the nest as the original hexagonal form does not serve much purposes, and to integrate the form with a design concept.

DESIGN CONCEPT The design concept is based on sound diffusing technique. Sacred kingfishers is a specie that prefer quite, humid, dark living environment, especially during the breeding and incubate season. Thus, the nest is designed to be solid shape to prevent sun penetration, in this way the acoustic design became particularly important. The idea is inspired by Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, one of the most acoustically advanced auditorium in the world , by using uneven surface to allow sound scatter evenly to the space in order to create a a comfortable space where sound can be evenly distributed.

Figure1. Concept Diagram

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ITERATIONS

SERIES 1

ACOUSTIC PANEL

V value : Length U value : Wide

Imported Surface

Apply the 3D patter onto the surface as the base

Change V value

Change V value and U value (To increase the density of the pattern)

Change the structure /pattern height

SERIES 11

Imported Surface

Sine and Cosine Surface

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Apply grooves onto the surface


SERIES 111

Imported Surface

Pyramids

Add in extra folding line

FINAL DECISION Series 11 have been chossen to developet the design, the final output of this seriese is weavy, and it allows more sound diffusion compares to the other two.

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Increase the density of each folding line


Figure1. Heartbeat’ by French artist

Figure 1. & Figure 2. Journal. (2018). Architectural Details: Herzog & de Meuron’s Spectacular Elbphilharmonie - Architizer Journal. [online] Available at: https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/stories/ architectural-details-herzog-de-meuron-elbphilharmonie/ [Accessed 4 Nov. 2018]. AIR JOURNAL

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INSPIRATION

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his Installation art, entitled Heartbeat, designed by French artist Charles Petillon, Installed in London's Convent Garden, it was made up of 100000 white balloons stretches some 54 meters in the air above visitors to the building.

stuck on finding the nest form. By looking at the precedents it gives me a lot of inspiration, I really like the idea of gathering simple items together to make a complex form, the design seems easy but I think it is not simple to make an design like this that is complex but not messy, the design has to think carefully on how to arrange those single items to achieve this extraordinary artwork.

Figure1. Concept Diagram

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INTEGRATION

Densely Arranged Balloons

WITH THE INSPIRATION

Decrease the density and join the balloons. Allowed space for branches

Branches can be threaded through

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ITERATION FORM FINDING To integrate the acoustic design and the nest, I decided to use the wavy acoustic pattern I built previously to make the nest form, the forms were built by a grasshopper plug in system called simplex noise, it allows us to create curvy mesh in an efficient way and control the highness, sharpness and the density simple but changing the algorithm. B1 Decition Making B1 has been choosen to use as the base form of my design, because the density of the curvness for B1 is larger than A1, which creates a more effective acquaintance.

A1

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DIMENSION

20mm

• For insulation • Important during egg Incubation and fledging period

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250mm

85mm

•Incubate Area

•Solid tunnel a go through an light penetratio


N & SPACES

70mm

•Allow kingfisher going in •Prevent predators from going in •Small entrance reduce sun light penetration

250mm

allow kingfisher nd prevent sun on

•Size of Sacred Kingfisher : 200-230mm •Breeding Area

12. Epp, Lucas. 2017. Wood Design & Building. Computational Design with Timber. pp. 39

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SITE SELECTION

LIZARD ISLAND

SELECTED LACTATION : WETLAND AREA

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The Sacred Kingfisher is common and familiar throughout the coastal regions of mainland Australia and less common throughout Tasmania. The species is also found on islands from Australasia to Indonesia and New Zealand. 1. Lizard Island National Park was chosen due to the nature of the area. It is an island surrounded by a body of water which the sacred kingfisher prefers. The sacred kingfisher is a woodland species which is often located in areas of many trees and near coastal regions. The park is lined with mangrove forests and areas of wetland and woodland where the sacred kingfisher can live. Sacred Kingfishers are often sighted around the island.2. Moreover, the island also provides a steady and vast supply of food due to its habitat which is full of different insects they can feed upon. Also, being surrounded by water also offers a different variety of meals that the sacred kingfisher can prey upon.

1. Birdsinbackyards.net. (2018). Sacred Kingfisher | BIRDS in BACKYARDS. [online] Available at: http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Todiramphus-sanctus [Accessed 7 Nov. 2018]. 2.

Lizardisland.com.au. (2018). Nature. [online] Available at: https://www.lizardisland.com.au/about/nature [Accessed 8 Nov. 2018].

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JOIN TO TREE

ADJUSTABLE JOIN

DETAIL

The nest will be join toget

adjustable join, steel flat br

screws will be use to cre support from nest to ne

The adjustable joint utilized the concept of screw to change the length. The client can change what distance they want their nests to be and adopt to different thickness of branch

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DETAIL Nests will be place at the branch attachment (where a branch is attached to the trunk of the tree) DESIGN The design allows client to have opportunity to have their nest arranged in different way and joint the nests in response to their requirements.

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PROBLEM S

I found it very hard to align the joins and the sticks, then I started to look up see if there’s any other way of doing it, by using grasshopper after setting the centre point and normal plane, you can easily align the join with the stick without moving and rotate them.

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SOLVING

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PROTO FINA

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OTYPE AL

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PROTO WORKING

Cut the digital model into layers

Laser Cut and Glue them together

Joint between tunnel and the opening.

Material & Tool Use MDF board

Things to be aware of Print out a paper that has where I want the joins and the holes to be, by doing this can make sure you drill at the right place. Material & Tool Use Electric drill, wood stick

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OTYPE G PROCESS

3D print Things to be aware of The 3D print screw need to be 0.3-0.5 mm smaller than the actual size

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LEARNING OUTCOME

While completing the part C of the assignment, I found myself that I’ve learnt a lot of new skills including digital design and fabrication technique. When I first started to do the part c, there were still many things that I was confused about, but I have got helpful suggestion for the tutor especially on the design. While I was designing, a lot of problems have ensued, and I found that i have learnt a lot of new skill while solving those problems, watched the tutorial online, learnt and tested them, in this way, it helps me to learn and get familiar with the software, because grasshopper is relatively a new software to me. This is my first experience making 1:1 model, and I have learnt a lot of fabrication techniques when discussing with the staff in FabLab, I have received a lot of useful suggestion from them in fabrication and how to make the joints. The overall result turned out quite well, and I’m satisfy with the outcome I have got, if back to the beginning of the semester I wish I could have done better in time management and this is something that I have to be improved. Grasshopper is a very good designing tool and I will be continue learning this software in my future.

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References Journal. (2018). Architectural Details: Herzog & de Meuron’s Spectacular Elbphilharmonie - Architizer Journal. [online] Available at: https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/stories/architectural-details-herzog-de-meuronelbphilharmonie/ [Accessed 4 Nov. 2018]. Birdsinbackyards.net. (2018). Sacred Kingfisher | BIRDS in BACKYARDS. [online] Available at: http://www. birdsinbackyards.net/species/Todiramphus-sanctus [Accessed 7 Nov. 2018]. Lizardisland.com.au. (2018). Nature. [online] Available at: https://www.lizardisland.com.au/about/nature [Accessed 8 Nov. 2018].

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