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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Yuwen Chen

(904748) Chelle Yang + Studio 1


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)

CNC fabrication is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. In CNC milling, CNC instructions which the generated by the post-processing software and then transmitted to the milling machine. By using this technique, it not only makes complex designing easier, but also enable us to investigate more possibilities during this process. Instead of using the traditional hand-drawing method, more complex designs can be created by only changing the codes on the computer programming. The three main techniques involve subtractive fabrication, additive fabrication and formative fabrication. With these various types of techniques, different situations can be approached during the fabrication process.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

Comment on the process of scripting and iterating your surfaces. Label your images here. Use white colour background in Rhino only. I changed the location of each vertex can got my final surfaces. I also tried other locations of the vertex in Grasshopper which result in various shapes of the surface.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

The panelling is developed from the combination of two pyramid shapes. For the hollow part, I offset the grids in a lager value than the solid part, in order to have more variation of the surface and create more interesting and dramatic shading when there is sunlight. Correspond with the waffle structure, the shape of the pattern becomes narrow on the top.

The waffle structure is created base on two trapezoidal surfaces. Both of them are lean inward a little bit in a symmetric way. The opening become smaller to the top which gives a sense of volumn and the quality of space.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

Comment on the process of creating a Laser Cut file for your model. what is the constrains and highlight what you have learnt. The process of creating a Laser Cut for my model needs several crucial steps. After I finished the designing rhino, I need to unroll the panelling surfaces and dupedges of them, so that I can add tags on them. Different from the panelling part, the waffle structure needs to be done in Grasshopper. It’s important to put them into proper layer in the laser cut template and follow the layer colour in the template.

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Week Five

Comment on the process of scripting and designing your boolean form. Label your images here. Use white colour background in Rhino only. For my boolean form, it starts from a simple geometry of two pyramids stick together. During the design process, I changed the location and magnitude of the point attractor in Grasshopper to get various forms. After that, I used bollean difference in rhino to create the final vision of my design.

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Week Five

Isometric

Insert a brief description of your isometric here. Comment on the process of choosing which iteration to develop and 3D Print. What are some of the spacial qualities of your model? How does it address porosity and permeability?

My boolean model can be perceived as a pavilion. It is booleaned from a combination of two Pyramids, which creates some interesting openings. The openings on the top provide adequate sunlight. The openings with a V shape at the front are the main entrances. The V shapes encourage and attract people to enter. The sharp, cantilevered part on the top also conveys a quality of space and it’s also a transition of the threshold from outside to inside. The columns in various sizes and shapes encourage people to move around the structure in a dynamic way.

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RED = Final File Size/Bleed Line BLACK = Page Size/Trim Line

Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

Key

{35,33,150}

{0,0,0}

{102,82,150} {93,4,150} {127,99,150}

{56,115,166}

{130,6,0}

{35,33,0}

{93,4,30} {93,0,0}

{205,117,10}

{150,96,9}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

2.1

{Panelling Grids}

Paneling

3.1

{182,81,0} {Index Selection}

{132,149,0}

2.2

{Panelling Grids}

3.2

Control Points (X,Y,Z) Grid Points

{120,89,166}

{101,33,150}

2.3

2.4

{Panelling Grids}

{Panelling Grids}

3.3

3.4

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Task 01 Matrix Comment on the choices you have made while iterating on task 1. Which versions your chose to develop and why? I chose two identical surfaces because I really like their simplicity in forms. As the opening becomes smaller towards the top, the volume of space is created. I chose this paneling pattern because with the balanced distribution of the solid part and hollow part, it control the amount of light which make it into a balance way as well.

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RED = Final File Size/Bleed Line BLACK = Page Size/Trim Line MAGENTA = insert artwork in this area

Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

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

{75,75,75} {37,122,77}

{80,76,0}

{80,76,0}

Sphere Distribution

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Sphere Transformation

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Task 02 Matrix Comment on the choices you have made while iterating on task 2. Which versions your chose to develop and why? The final version that I have chosen is the third one. As it has the attractor in the middle of the cube which has a more interesting distribution of the objects. They are not locqted in a even distribution like the other ones which may result in some interesting structures.

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

Some other protographing of the Task 1 model

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Appendix Process

Using Grasshopper to design

Laser cut template for Task 1

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Appendix

Process

Matrix processing in Illustrator

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