1. Abstraction process of inspiration Image of sand from the local beach for use within the grasshopper image sampling script
       
     
2. Abstracted image is used to displace a surface in order to achieve the 3 dimensional effect of the seamless louvred fins.
       
     
3. Brick typologies and abstracted posterised image used to generate the brick wall pattern
       
     
4. CNC Prototype
       
     
5. Detail of prototype
       
     
6. Night view of second brick wall located within the undercroft.
       
     
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Rhythm and Flow

Artists: Rick Vermey [www.rickvermey.com]

Computational Design Specialists: If/LAB

Budget: $318 000

Client: Department of Education

Project: Yanchep Senior High School

Architect: With_Architecture Studio [withstudio.com.au]

Location: Yanchep

Status: Completed, May 2018

1. Abstraction process of inspiration Image of sand from the local beach for use within the grasshopper image sampling script
       
     
1. Abstraction process of inspiration Image of sand from the local beach for use within the grasshopper image sampling script

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This artwork, involved 2 separate components. The 2x Brick walls and 120 linear meters of louvred screens. The artist approached us with the design intent, and some concept images, and our role as the technical specialists was to assist the artist in realising these ideas.

2. Abstracted image is used to displace a surface in order to achieve the 3 dimensional effect of the seamless louvred fins.
       
     
2. Abstracted image is used to displace a surface in order to achieve the 3 dimensional effect of the seamless louvred fins.

LOUVRES

Algorithmic modelling techniques allowed us to generate a 3D repeating surface for the louvred screens. The script then allowed us to ‘slice’ up the surface whilst analysing the angles and light penetrations. The louvre system has been developed to only allow direct sunlight through at an angle of less than 24°. Rotated around a 30° angle, the louvre blades undulate from a minimum depth of 65mm to a maximum depth of 120mm.

3. Brick typologies and abstracted posterised image used to generate the brick wall pattern
       
     
3. Brick typologies and abstracted posterised image used to generate the brick wall pattern

The computational design process for the development of the artwork for the two brick walls located within the new school. Each brick wall is approximately 9m x9m. A coursing plan was generated and provided to the sub contractors in order to ensure the wall was constructed correctly.

4. CNC Prototype
       
     
4. CNC Prototype

Direct file to digital fabrication workflow is utilised for rapid prototyping at a 1:1 scale. The design was fabricated in foam via CNC machining to test the effects of the pattern and new brick typologies.

5. Detail of prototype
       
     
5. Detail of prototype
6. Night view of second brick wall located within the undercroft.
       
     
6. Night view of second brick wall located within the undercroft.
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