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 PROJECT DESCRIPTION  This research project explored advanced digital fabrication techniques through an exhibition pavilion. The algorithmic design process explored many design parameters within the pavilion, including maximizing natural lighting, minimizing prevailing winds and utilizing digital fabrication techniques to explore the idea of mass customization as a manufacturing process with the same unit cost as mass production.  The form is generated through a physics based algorithm to create an entire funicular form (a form in complete compression), allowing for a structurally efficient, lightweight yet rigid form. The surface was divided into panels, in order to perform a planarization algorithm that ensured fabrication on a 3-axis CNC machine.  All components of the pavilion, including the corflute pyramids were designed through computational design techniques and produced through digital fabrication. As a result the pavilion was erected in only one week. The computational design process allowed us to explore many design iterations through-out every stage, from concept design, design development right through to last minute changes before construction. The associative nature of algorithmic design allows the design process to be continuously fluid and malleable.
       
     
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Pyramid Unfold-ed
       
     
Pyramid Unfold-ed

Team: Daniel Giuffre, Luke Geiles, Thomas Ffloulkes, Ivan Tan, Hao Zhang, Luke Myers

Computation Design Specialists: If/LAB

Budget: $1000 (Prototype)

Client: UWA School of Design

Location: School of Design Campus UWA

Status: Completed, Nov 2015

Fabricators: Daniel Giuffre, Luke Geiles, Thomas Ffloulkes, Ivan Tan, Hao Zhang, Luke Myers

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION  This research project explored advanced digital fabrication techniques through an exhibition pavilion. The algorithmic design process explored many design parameters within the pavilion, including maximizing natural lighting, minimizing prevailing winds and utilizing digital fabrication techniques to explore the idea of mass customization as a manufacturing process with the same unit cost as mass production.  The form is generated through a physics based algorithm to create an entire funicular form (a form in complete compression), allowing for a structurally efficient, lightweight yet rigid form. The surface was divided into panels, in order to perform a planarization algorithm that ensured fabrication on a 3-axis CNC machine.  All components of the pavilion, including the corflute pyramids were designed through computational design techniques and produced through digital fabrication. As a result the pavilion was erected in only one week. The computational design process allowed us to explore many design iterations through-out every stage, from concept design, design development right through to last minute changes before construction. The associative nature of algorithmic design allows the design process to be continuously fluid and malleable.
       
     

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This research project explored advanced digital fabrication techniques through an exhibition pavilion. The algorithmic design process explored many design parameters within the pavilion, including maximizing natural lighting, minimizing prevailing winds and utilizing digital fabrication techniques to explore the idea of mass customization as a manufacturing process with the same unit cost as mass production.

The form is generated through a physics based algorithm to create an entire funicular form (a form in complete compression), allowing for a structurally efficient, lightweight yet rigid form. The surface was divided into panels, in order to perform a planarization algorithm that ensured fabrication on a 3-axis CNC machine.

All components of the pavilion, including the corflute pyramids were designed through computational design techniques and produced through digital fabrication. As a result the pavilion was erected in only one week. The computational design process allowed us to explore many design iterations through-out every stage, from concept design, design development right through to last minute changes before construction. The associative nature of algorithmic design allows the design process to be continuously fluid and malleable.

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Grasshopper Process Diagma.png
       
     
Structure-Iso.png
       
     
IMG_5450_edited.jpg
       
     
IMG_5489_edited.JPG
       
     
IMG_5454_edited.JPG