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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Yuyang Jiang

(820349) Samuel Lalo Studio11

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)

The three types of fabrication techiniques are subtractive, additive and formative fabrications. Subtractive fabrication is more like sculpting, it works by removing a particular volume from large piece to create the needed shape. Lasecut is the typical technique for people to achieve the subtractive fabrication. Classical additive fabrication like 3D printing is not a new developed technique anymore, it has been used very common in the industry, involving inccremental forming by adding materials layer by layer. The third techique is formative fabrication involves heating up specific materials to the melting points and reshape them by pouring them into a pre-fabricated mold. The potential of Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication with parametric modelling is great as it is able to create mathmatically accurate models in a very fast pace. Moreover, all these point clouds are enable to adjust and modified, so it will be easy to create iterations with ease. Both techniques of transferred physical to digital model and digital to physical model are excepted to achieve more possibility in the future.


Week Three

Grasshopper Difinition of Surface Creation


Week Three

Attempts of Surface Creation

All of my surfaces are adjusted and created from the points and curves on the sides of 150mm length square. I tried the different effects composed by twist surfaces and flat surfaces, and the reason for me to choose the final attempt is the special twist angle of surfaces can form a interesting waffle structure.


Week Four

Panels & Waffle

For my two panels, i tried to make relevant, so they share a similar plan view and the 3D panels seems like the version of twist and extrude 2D panels. There are holes on both panels so there will be created a interesting shadow inside the pavilion. Moreover, another reason to have these holes is the pavilion won’t cover people’s insight in this way, people still can observe the opposite view through these holes.

The interesting point of my waffle structure is the shape transformed from triangular to trapezoid, thus it can be stable to stand on the ground with only 3 supporting points. There will have a sloped floor for people to walk and take break, meanwhile my 3D panels are arranged on the most inclined side to attract people.


Week Four

Grasshopper Difinition of Laser Cutting


Week Four Laser Cutting

It is quite convenient to create these complicate staffs by grasshopper. Meanshile it is easy for people to fix mistakes in grasshopper as the bugs can be checked by panel. As one of the input or data change, all the result will change automatically, there is no need for people to change from the first step.


Week Five

Grasshopper Difinition of Boolean interations

Grasshopper Difinition of Boolean sphere

Grasshopper Difinition of Boolean custom geometry 8

Week Five

There are a lot of strategies to create the boolean geometry, after i tried a nummber of possibility, i just found the original one and the final one i created for my task 2 is quite interested. The strategies of reverse attractor and random attractor. I tried to present my orginal one task 2 not only because it has been printed but alsoi do think the sphere surface is a challenge for pavilion to build, and if all people tried to find the possibility created by custom geometry then sphere can also be the interesting example to show contrast.


Week Five Isometric

Although it has been booleaned geometry , but the original shape is still obvious . The geometry i used to boolean is sphere, i change the magnitude of sphere so there are a number of incomplated surface formed by overlapped spheres. the magnitude of sphere can also be verify by the thin cantiliver. It only forms when the distance between two spheres is short. A hollow on another side of model, which is a intersting surface contain a number of sphere pitting. There is a almost semi sphere hollow contain at the bottom and if it is rotated, it can also be seen as a roof to cover the light. But my prefer way to lay it down is in this way showed in rendered view. It is contrast that on this side there is small opening and a number of beautiful sphere facade, but on the other side there are three large openings for people to enjoy air and sun.


Week Five Isometric

It is another task 2 example booleaned by custom geometry, the concept of these ideal is individual space as there are 3 chambers on both side with different scale, meanwhile there are openings to connect each chamber. So it is not definate private space.


Week Six

Task 01

Task 01 Matrix Comment on the choices you have made while iterating on task 1. Which versions your chose to develop and why?


Week Six Task 02

Task 02 Matrix Comment on the choices you have made while iterating on task 2. Which versions your chose to develop and why?


Week Six

Final Isometric Views

Exploded Axonometric 1:1 0




Appendix Process


Appendix Process


Appendix Process


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