Project Statement This project was initially inspired from iron tower which has a intricate appearance and strong wire construction. My intention was to create vessels with multiple functions. In order to do that, I made the project super flexible in regards to the size of the object, points of division, size of openings, density and thickness of lines. As you adjust the variant, the vessel becomes vase, basket, or pen container.
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Key Parameter: Profile Curve
Here is the process from week 1 to week 5. Because I forget to post the last couple of weeks, here are the processes.
The final project for the Spring 2019 term – Privacy Screens for Kids – is available now. Hit the link between the paragraphs below. The assignment asks students to design a family of laser cut privacy screens for preschoolers, and to build 3 individuals at 1:4 scale.
Previously we’ve always built at full scale in the laser cutting projects. Or at least we’ve tried too, with a hit-or-miss sort of success record. I’m hopeful that the 1:4 scale will take some of the financial sting out of the projects, minimize catastrophic structural failures, and will force students to truly design in the plural form; you all must build three screens that work, not one screen that works.
The idea of my product family is based on iterations of city buildings.
I am interested in creating forms that are composed with cubic geometries, and deform them into more organic shapes like rocks and mountains. By combining the two, I am aiming to create forms that have the feeling of futuristic lands, mountains, which cities are built upon in a crowded way. The function of this product family is going to be a night-light, which light peaks through the translucent material and also through the holes formed by the deformed shapes.
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