sitscape modeling – week 1

Sitscape by Hackenbroich Architects is the object I plan to model for the variable section geometry assignment. It is a seating system that offers the sitter to sit in various positions.  The design is based on seven relaxed positions and the smooth transformations between them.

The following shows the process I took for modeling this object in Rhino. I created the geometry at each section cut and lofted them. This is my first pass at modeling this object in Rhino. More to come soon…

Class Syllabus

This is the class blog for INT 659.01, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper: Rule Based Modeling, at the Pratt Institute Interior Design department, Spring 2012.  The class syllabus can be viewed as a google document at this link.  Here is an excerpt from the abstract:

“Rhino and Grasshopper: Rule Based Modeling is an advanced level Interiors course that will teach students the fundamentals of rule-based modeling for design applications in Interior Design, Architecture and Product Design.  The curriculum will encourage a conceptual shift away from the authorship of individual design artifacts towards the creation and navigation of rule based design spaces.  In order to do so, the course will investigate rule-based and parametric design concepts and techniques in the context of a generative modeling environment: Grasshopper for Rhino.”