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Digital Design - Module 02 Semester 1, 2018 Zixuan Xu

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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 fundamental type of fabrication techniques are two-dimentional frbrication, subtractive fabrication and additive fabrication. Two-dimentional fabrication cut objects on x and y axises that is on a surface. For example, laser cut and water jet are all two-dimentional fabrication. Subtractive fabrication cut objects in three-dimention. It involves a removal of a specified volumn of material from soild. In additive fabriction, 3d solid model is sliced into two-dimentional layers and the phtsical product is generated incrementally in a layerby-layer fasion. The Computer Numeric Controlled fabrication make the surface by controlling NURBs in data. Lots of conplex exploration in construction can be done by using this fabrication. It is a good tool in making parametric model since data is easier to change than traditional way. A large number of iteration and complex manipulations can be tried and done successfully by using CNC machine.

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Week Three

Surface Creation

The four surfaces shows an iteration of contolling points in interation. In the first attempt, two surface do not interact with each other. Then they have one corner touched and two points which are located on diagenal line touched together in the third attempt. The final attempt, two surfaces directly interact with other.

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Week Four Panels & Waffle

Two surface panels have the similar basic pattern. However, a strong contract is shown due to the different height of the pyramids pattern and the curve surface.

From the waffle structure, a clear structure of surface is shown without pasting the surface on it. It also shows a translucent structure due to the x and z axises support structures.

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Week Four

Laser Cutting

In the laser cutting part. the out side lines are put into the cutting layer while the inner lines such as the dash lines are put into etch layer which will print the lines but do not cut. z7

Part of the lines on the tab do not need to be cut in order to let the whole panel stick on the cutting board and reduce the masking type sticked on the back of the cutting objects.

z6

x16 x15 x14

z5

z4

x13 x12

Two edges of waffle structure also can be put together and combine them into one curve when arrange the patterns because this method can save time and money.

z3

x11

z2

x10

x9

z1 z0

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Week Five

The final booleaning shape chosen is the most simple but clear and interesting shape among the four attempts. The four attempts are cut from the same booleaning difference object but from different parts. The first one has a special base which can form three extrances at the bottom. The third one has a big triangle opening on the top and interesting gaps on the side. The second and the last one show an intresting cantilever.

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Week Five

Isometric

In this iteration, the most special part is the triangle openings in front of the object. It can be a big entrance which invite people to come in in developing. The light will go through the structure into interior space. On the right surface of the iteration interesting shadow and gaps are created by the booleaning difference. It gives a sense of exploration. Water will gather in the geometry on the left surface of the iteration. Three sharp corners concrate at the top back point of the structure. A strong conparison is made between the sharp high back and flat low front.

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BLACK = Page Size/Trim Line

Week Six Task 01

Lofts

1.1

1.2

(0,150,150)

(0,0,150)

1.3

Key

1.4

(0,0,150)

(0,120,150)

(0,0,0)

(150,0,150) (60,150,150)

(150,30,0)

(0,0,150)

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

(150,0,150)

(150,150,150)

(150,30,120)

(150,0,90)

(150,0,120) (0,0,0)

(0,30,0)

(150,150,0)

(150,0,30)

(0,120,0) (150,0,0) (150,30,0)

(150,0,0)

(150,90,0)

(0,120,0)

(150,150,0)

Paneling Grid & Attractor Point

(Index Selection)

(Index Selection)

(Index Selection)

(Index Selection)

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

(-312,145,0)

(126,191,0)

Paneling

3.1

{Attractor Point Location}

{Attractor Point Location}

3.2

3.3

3.4

There is a strong comparision between two sides of the panels. Sharp pyramids are added on the curve surface while regular pyramids are added on the plain surface.

Task 01 Matrix From these iterations, lots of changes and attempts are made such as the interacting of surface or different patterns of panels. The reason of choosing the final iteration is because it is simple, clear and have strong contrast between two surfaces and panels. The sharp pyramids are added on the curve surrface while the regular and flat pyramids are added on the flat surface. An interesting shadow comparison will also be created from two sides.

Red dash lines on the axises of the grid shows the location of artifical lights assembled inside. The light will go through the wall and can be seen from outsid after turning on.

The corners of the blockes go down from left side to right side in each row.

Artifical lights put on the gaps between panels. The pattern of the panel will be emphasised out by the light.

Each side contains one triangle glass panel with different gradient of non-colour.

The distance between waffle structure grows from narrow to broad, from one side to the other.

Interesting shadows will be created in interior space of the pavilion when the sunlight go through these glass.

A sense of open will be created in the interior space.

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BLACK = Page Size/Trim Line MAGENTA = insert artwork in this area

Week Six Task 02

Grid Manipulation

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

(-160,150,89)

Key (0,0,0)

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

(-74,-15,110)

(-83,95,104)

(-53,165,21)

Single Point Attraction

Two Points Attraction

Curve Attraction (-150,-5,42)

Random Attraction

Geometru Distribution

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

Booleaning Difference

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Three sharp corner concentrate at the top back of the structure.

Task 02 Matrix

A strong compairation is made betweem the sharp high back and the flat low front.

In the iteration 2, the changes are changed from step to step. The attraction change from a single point to random. The pattern is also change from a simple sphere to complex geometry. The reason to choose final iteration is because it is simple but have a great potential to develop. The big triagnle opening can be a main entrance, the gaps on the side can developed into small entrances and there is an interesting shadow is created by these gaps. Water can gather in this geometry and create a small artifical waterfall.

A special triangle big opening is created which let light go through the structure to interior space.

A small gap and interesting shadow are created by booleaning difference. It gives a sense of invitation to explore the interior space.

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ooleaning Difference

3.1

3.2

Week Six

Final Isometric Views

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3.3

3.4


Appendix

Process

In this screen shot, a clear step of making panels and waffle structure such as unroll the panels and make 2d of the whole structure from isometric view are shown.

The screen shot here show and arrange all the ateration of surfaces and panels.

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Appendix Process

More photos are taken to in ouder to catch a special view and get the inspiration of potential of the panels

A dramatic shadow is created if the light goes from the left side of the panel and the sight goes from the front of the panels. This could be the potential when it is used in pavilion design.

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Appendix

Process

The line weight is important. From test print, line weight is a bit heaver on the paper and the final one have a better line weight to show the objects in a clearer way.

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