Netting Geometry

The vessel is using the technique of interwoven netting to create the a hanging light fixture. The gap in between the the netting structure gives the interior view of the lantern which is also as rich as the exterior. Other than that, it also brings out consistent geometric shadow which will also transform the environment of the space.

The shape of the lantern is based on the red Chinese lantern but the middle part is flatten instead of having a full sphere shape. The lantern is design specifically to have holes and gaps so that the light source from the inside can travel outside. The gaps cannot be too big or to small so that the shadow produced is complex enough but not too much. The shadow also looks like the common motif for Islamic geometry.

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D E V E L O P M E N T

3D model by Sketchfab
Data from Thread

Project 1: Assignment 2

Royal Metamorphosis

The Final Model

Royal metamorphosis is about the transformation that the vessel took from a very organic and weird shape to a very refined one. It starts from a very rounded shape at first and the end result is to have a very detailed vessel which can stand with elegance. The goal for this vessel is to make it translucent by having a lot of small gaps while still having a lot of details on its surface.

Project 1: Assignment 1

The Royal Glass

  1. Make a curve and a line as the axis of the curve.
  2. Type “revolve” in Rhino and try revolving them to become a closed 360′ shape.
  3. Then go to Grasshopper and put two curve elements. Do this by clicking anywhere on the blank part twice and type “curves”.
  4. You can easily access to any elements by clicking twice on the blank part of the canvas and type.
  5. Select the Curve and make another copy by Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v so that you have two Curves element.
  6. Rename as one as “Profile” and one as “Axis”.
  7. Then add “Revolution” on the canvas and connect the “Profile” at “P” and “Axis” at “A”.
  8. Then go to “Lunchbox” tab and under “Panels”, choose “Triangle Panels C”.
  9. Connect the “S” at the “Revolution” with the “Srf” at the “Triangle Panels C”.
  10. Add two “Number Slider” and name them “U division” and “V division”. In both of them, put 100 for the maximum value and choose “N” for integer number. Then select “okay”.
  11. Connect “U division” at the “U” and “V division” at “V” of the Triangle Panels C.
  12. Add “Custom Preview” element and connect the “Panels” at Triangle Panels C to “G” of the Preview.
  13. Add “Color Swatch” and connect it with the “M” at Preview element.
  14. Then, choose your color.
  15. After that, right click at Preview and choose “Bake”.
  16. Then, go back to Rhino and Save as .obj.