Team member: Justin, Seal, Edeline.
Here we wanted to show a suspended ceiling installation simulating a cocoon. We want to create a feeling of enclosure in space.
Pratt Institute School of Design – Parametrics class blog
Alex and I were inspired by the movement of this project by HygroScope, displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The movement of this project was achieved by humidity– we would like to see if we can play with the idea of dynamism as well–perhaps with the air flow of the users/visitors can change the perception of the installation.
Alex and I are working as a team.
For our final project we imagine a parametrically shaped hanging installation. We started sketching out as well as collecting reference/precedent images of what we would like to do.
Another fantastic resource for grasshopper video tutorials is DesignReform, which is run by the all stars over at Case. The site is full of great practical knowledge, including a few videos that will be particularly useful for us; have a look at the Lunchbox video, and the two kangaroo videos.
Here are a few more excellent video series from Mode Lab, for your reference. Enjoy!
Subdivision modeling with Grasshopper and Weaverbird
Introduction to Simulation with Kangaroo
Computing Form: Advanced simulation techniques with Kangaroo
Here are some ideas for the Form Found project:
A pattern could be created using hexagons with rectangular cut-outs. Using grasshopper, we could have sliders to control the number of cut-outs in each hexagon, as well as the size of each cut-out:
When arranging the hexagons in a pattern, we could create a gradation of transparency:
We could also make the pattern more dynamic by rotating the hexagons so the “grain” of the rectangular cut-outs would change direction. The rotation could be done in a pattern or it could be done using random components in grasshopper:
This could be used either as a dividing screen or as the surface of some sort of enclosed space that people could stand in (sort of like a semi-private “conversation bubble”):
OR the gradation screen could be used as a lighting element. We could create a hanging structure to sit below one of the fluorescent tube fixtures. If we used reflective mylar as a material, it could create some interesting lighting effects:
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