PARAMETRIC SEATING – PART 2 – ELLA KANE

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DANDELION STOOL BY KUO TZO JUNG

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FINAL GRASSHOPPER MODEL

Using the design drivers I set out in the first part of this assignment I built a parametric model of the stool in grasshopper.

GRASSHOPPER CODE

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gh CODE

The code allows for these manipulations

number-of-pins

DESIGN DRIVER 1 – NUMBER OF PINS

radius-of-pins

RADIUS OF PIN HEAD

length-of-pins

LENGHT OF PIN

area-covered

AREA COVERED

From these design drivers I created 5 additional Dandelion Stool family members.

BALL STOOL

FAMILY MEMBER 1 – BALL STOOL

DANDELION IN THE WIND

FAMILY MEMBER 2 – DANDELION IN THE WIND

SMALL PIN HEADS

FAMILY MEMBER 3 – SMALL PIN HEAD

BAR STOOL

FAMILY MEMBER 4 – BAR STOOL

LAREGE CENTER SPHERE

FAMILY MEMBER 5 – LARGE CENTR SPHERE

Parametric Seating Project Final

For the parametric seating project, I used Marc Newson’s wooden chair for Cappellini as my parent:LAHR---CAPPELLINI-WOODEN-CHAIRI started by using the surface model I had made in Rhino and referencing it into Grasshopper (I later built two alternate surface models and also referenced them into Grasshopper).

SURFACE-LAHR

From there I made 4 blocks of code. 1 for the ribs, 1 for the base, and 2 for the horizontal supports:

code-for-ribs  code-for-base

code-for-supports

Below are images of my final Grasshopper model:

final-chair-model

While building my Grasshopper model, I kept the following 4 design drivers in mind and make sure those elements remained parametric:

Lahr_Height

surface

(this second GIF doesn’t work in preview, but click on the image above and it will open in a separate window and run correctly!)

LAHR-RIB-COUNT

LAHR-RIB-SHAPE

Using the above design drivers, I created 5 variations to the original parent:

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