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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 ZEQUN XU

900970 XIAORAN HUANG Studio 8


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 different forms of fabrication techniques are subtractive, additive and formative. Subtractive invovles removing parts of a whole through shaving down and surface, additive is the building up of a shape in layers, farmative invovles shaping heat softened materials into a mold.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

I search for the two surfaces which is one of them is flexural and another one is more flat. I hope two surfaces are not intersectiong because two surfaces are prepare for the waffle structure.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

2D paneling texture is more complex than 3D paneling texture. The area of paneling is not very big and considering about the thickness of cutting board, I made a simple 3D panel.

My waffle structure is a really common one. There is a slightly bend on the surface.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

Firstly, I use command “unroll surface� to made 3D model become 2D one and then add taps on them to make them easy to glue. I divide them as two of them in a group or one of them in a group to keep the bendind when they become 3D. When I put them together, the sequnence of them is the same as the sequence in reality.

x1 x13

x3

x2

x5 x15

x7 x9

x4

x12 x14

x6 x16

x17 x8

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x10

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Week Five

In the workshop, tutor use sphere as example to made the madel and I change them wirh a more complex pattern. I didn’t make the mesh inside over the boundry of box since I hope 9 of them can be cut inside and made a cool shape inside.

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Week Five

Isometric

When choosing 1/8 part of whole modle, I just found which part was cut the most and the edge is not too thin because the edge has the function of support.

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Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

1.3 {1,151,151}

{151,151,151}

Key

1.4

{151,101,151}

{76,151,151}

{151,151,151}

{0,0,0}

{151,151,151}

{1,51,151}

{1,101,151}

{101,1,151} {151,1,151}

Grid Points

{151,76,151} {1,51,151} {76,1,151}

{1,43.8,151}

{51,1,151}

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

{1,151,151}

{151,1,151}

{1,1,151} {76,151,1}

{1,151,1}

{76,151,1} {1,132,1}

{31,151,1} {151,76,1}

{151,1,57.25}

{151,132.25,1}

{1,94.75,1}

{151,38,1}

{1,1,38.5}

{84.33,1,151}

{151,31,1}

{1,1,1}

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

{Index Selection}

2.1

2.2

2.3

{Index Selection}

{92.4,-89.5,300}

2.4

{175.5,69.2,127.4} {77.2,94.2,95.3}

{-33.5,21.2,127.4}

Paneling

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

{Index Selection}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

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Design Matrix 1:5

Task 01 Matrix

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Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

Key

1.4

{0,0,0}

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

{100,100,150}

{100,100,100}

{0,150,150}

{0,200,0}

{150,50,50}

{150,150,0}

{50,0,0} {150,0,0}

Sphere Distribution

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

{27.1,17.6,102.2}

{150,100,100} {50,50,50}

Transformation

{Point Attractor}

{Curve Attractor}

{Random Attractor}

{Direction Attractor}

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Design Matrix 1:5

Task 02 Matrix

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Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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Appendix

Process

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Appendix Process

Grasshopper process for task2.

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Appendix

Process

The photo of waffle structure.

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