Project 2 – Design Development (GROUP BERNITA + MICHELLE)

 

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Entire Code (but text is too small to view)
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This part was shown in our earlier post. 
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We isolated the bottom shelf so that we could create a piece that folds for a studier base.
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The side tab now folds for a horizontal/flat piece. As seen here. 
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The side on the very left didn’t have a structural support. This time we isolated it (like we did with the bottom piece shown above), by isolating it we were able to create a vertical support so to increase the success rate of our model actually standing. 
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Here you can see the vertical piece we added in. The vertical piece will continue from the horizontal shelf, so it’s actually a fold on the horizontal piece that creates the folded vertical piece now.

 

 

Week 9: Reading + Project 2 Sketches

I managed to get through “In the Library of Form” but haven’t finished “The Blind Watchmaker” – these readings are super interesting and helped me further understand the breadth of Parametrics as an idea. Highly recommend reading!

 

I used this week to better understand how each piece will have to interact with others in order to create a stable structure. Here we see that each module will have to be able to connect to 4 other pieces: top, left, right, bottom. This iteration does NOT fulfill the 25% opacity in one direction and 75% in the other. This sketch was made in rhino, not grasshopper.

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Week 1-5

Hi! Forgot to post the last couple of weeks so here’s it compiled”

WEEK 1 + 2 – Research

 

WEEK 3 – SKETCHES

 

Idea: create a series of vases that adapts one module (a tube) depending on # of flower stems and size of flower stem.

WEEK 4 – INITIAL ITERATION

 

Playing with shape of tubes, size of tubes, height of tubes, distance of tubes.

 

WEEK 5 – REFINING

 

Need to figure out how to mesh tubes together, and maybe a Boolean (?) to stop # of tubes from growing when the tubes have touched each other.