Sunday, March 1, 2009

portion of labels

The colored triangles on the edge indicate the rows I help Kim with. The colored triangles in the center of the form indicates a missing wedge.
While Kim demonstrated the steps necessary to smash and label the wedges, we thought of creating a separate layer for the text if changes were needed. After Kim created a new layer, I
started with my portion of the labels. Coloring the core rows helped me manage and keep track of the labels.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Form's Wedges

First, the work for the form's wedges were divided into to. The half I wasn't assigned with was displayed as hidden in order for the process to go more quickly and clearly.

The set of commands to create the wedges are as follows:
- ExtractIsoCrv_click midpoint
- ExtrudeCrv_ click_ click direction_ find perpendicular point
- extend past plane
- Trim wedge

The point of references were the triangles with the base on the bottom.

By using MacroEditor, the set of commands used before were shortened in order to save time in creating the wedges.

The command was written as:
! ExtractIsoCrve _pause _pause _enter _ExtrudeCrv _ pause _direction _enter

Monday, February 9, 2009

TEAM A: Line Segments for Ex03

Team A, Ashley, Layla, Paul, and I, discussed of possible solutions to connecting the structure.
Posted on the blog are the identified line segments.
We decided on the form of the connections and the materials.
Using Grasshopper, the number of ribs were adjusted due to our choice of material and connection.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ex 03: Additional

The pattern consists of three parts:
- hexagon plates (blue)
- bars
- clasps
It's still in the process

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ex03 attempt

I faced difficulties early on into the exercise.
Currently I'm in the process of experimenting with the panel tools and my lattice design.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lattice System

Concept: HyperGreen Tower by Jacques Ferrier
Submitted for: Architectural competition in Paris.
246 meter tower design
Lattice construction: Concrete acting as building’s primary structural system
Additional features: adaptable floor plates, vegetated sky lobbies

Sage Gateshead

Architect: Norman Foster

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Architect: Norman Foster

Construction: steel lattice glass canopy(across a 28,000 sq ft courtyard enclosure)

Modeling: scripting, producing nodes

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Exercise 01

My first attempt on Rhino. I would like to continue editing this exercise.