Form Found: Parametric Cave by Justin, Seal and Edeline

The form finding parametric project presented is the creation of different ideas collected in our group. When we brought together our ideas we end up generating an enclosed space where in one point of the installation is upright from the floor and other points are suspended from the ceiling. The first shape created simulates a canopy allowing the spectator an underneath seating experience. The second shape created, the canopy is modified to create a more enclose area using arc shapes and creating a center hole experience for the spectator. The second shape is situated on the corner of the room and two of the arch openings are attach to the walls to enclose and create a cave experience. The third shape delivers from the second shape using the arch forms and cave experience. This shape is altered and modified to form two arch openings, one is located on the wall and the other one is the entrance of the parametric cave. We also created a hexagonal patter to apply to our form found surface. Each hexagonal shape will have different sizes and each orientation will be rotated. The goal is to create a gradation of cut-out sizes using an attractor point and randomized the rotation pattern. The union of the hexagonal patter and the shape of our installation will create a playful light and shadows enclose experience to the spectator.

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parametric cave 1 from edelinebigas on Vimeo.

parametric cave 2 from edelinebigas on Vimeo.

Surface Pattern – Seal, Edeline, Justin

We initially created the pattern that we wanted to apply to our form found surface in isolation. As you can see in the video, the pattern can be applied to various sized hexagons, the size of the cut-outs can be increased or decreased, and the orientation of the cut-outs in the hexagon can be rotated at increments of 60 degrees. The problem is that this particular pattern is built with brep geometry and cannot be applied to a mesh.

Then we created a new set of components for the pattern in conjunction with our form found mesh. As you can see in the video, we were able to create the pattern so that it the cut-outs could change size and the orientation could be rotated (the goal was to create a gradation of cut-out size using an attractor point and a randomized rotation pattern). However, the file we created was too heavy and we cannot apply the pattern to the whole mesh – we can only use a list item to display one hexagon at a time and change this list item to view the other hexagons on the surface. We haven’t been able to reduce the file.

 

Lavatory Threshold updates- Dylan and Melanie

Lavatory Threshold updates- Dylan and Melanie

We decided that out of all the entrances the interior design floor has, the least attention is given to the bathrooms, an area with a lot of traffic flow.So we are designing a nicer entrance and exit to the lavatory. Our main issue right now is being able to select the mesh rather than the negative space the holes leave.