polymesh components population in Paracloud

21 08 2008

Here is a quick experiment which I did before I have started working on the thesis project in Paracloud. It’s a population of polymesh components within a set grid of initial cloud (surface imported into Paracloud) and the offset cloud. The offset cloud was also slightly modified by Paracloud’s vortex modeler.





CONCEPT OF ADAPTABILITY IN PARAMETRIC / ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN

17 08 2008

Final thesis  in Iaac in the studio “Architectural Components, from Phaenotype to Genotype” under tutorshp Of Martin Sobota. The project is a proposal of fully automated design process being able to adapt to whatever input, negotiating in the same time the relation between intuitive manual sketch and advanced computation in the design process. Thanks to advanced digital technologies and usage of different associated softwares, it allows an overall control of the project, starting from the concept until the fabrication. Having set simple interface where input is a drawing, everybody can easily influence the design and adjust it to specific needs. Moreover, having introduced preferred settings, the project offers a lot of possible variations that can be applied be re-configuring the structure.

The base condition is modular grid of planes and differentiated connecting elements changing the angles between the planes, what allows re-configuring the overall form using the same elements, by simply exchanging the connections.

How does the design process work?

The process starts with a drawing of the required walking area on the grid (in black), where one pixel is one plane. Based on it several variations of pictures are being proposed (adding tones of grayscale to the grid). Then the RGB data is being translated into angle parameters that drive the parametric model. Whenever new drawing is being inserted, the whole process repeats and the project updates.





first processing morning

5 08 2008

Coffee and processing was the breakfast today. It’s a very interesting language developed at MIT especially for artists and Msc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation which I’m going to attend from September is using it exclusively, so I thought I will give it a try before I go. Here is a first try out – some really simple 2d nested iteration of bezier curves.





We have NO VISION…

5 08 2008

We Have NO VISION rozpoczelo wlasnie dzialalnosc!

Jest to internetowy magazyn ktory wspoltworzy 15 osob: byli studenci i wykladowcy Iaac.

Autorzy pochodza z 5 kontynentow, stad celem magazynu jest uzyskanie dosyc globalnego punktu widzenia na niektore bardzo lokalne sprawy. Ma to byc miejsce do dyskusji i zadawania pytan, rowniez tych niewygodnych. Nazwa wiaze sie z przypuszczeniem ze nie mamy jednej wizji, lecz wiele przypuszczen (witamy w “multiplicity” o ktorej pisal Deleuze)

Moj pierwszy artykul znajduje sie tutaj: Why the term open-source architecture is profoundly wrong?

We Have NO VISION is up and running!

It’s a web magazine co-authored by 15 former students faculty of Iaac.

The contributors come from 5 different continents, so it’s aim is to bring together quite a global view on some local issues. It’s a platform for discussion and rising some tough questions, I hope. The name refers to the fact that we have no single vision (welcome to Deluzian multiplicity).

Check out my first entry here: Why the term open-source architecture is profoundly wrong?





digital fabrication – a pipe

4 08 2008

“A pipe”, praca wykonana w ramach zajec Digital Fabrication w Iaac pod kierownictwem Marty Male-Alemany, prezentuje mozliwosci jakie otwiera modelowanie 3D polaczone bezposrednio z technologia wycinania. Nasz wycinek jest czescia wiekszej instalacji na ktora skladaja sie rozne projekty polaczone w jedna calosc ( jak na zdjeciu ). Wszystkie elementy modelowane byly w Rhino a nastepnie skladane w calosc. Ponizej widac cala instalacje oraz nasza czesc : proces skladania, finalny projekt i pliki gotowe do wyciecia:

A pipe, project done in the Digital Fabrication course in Iaac under tutorship of Marta Male-Alemany, conststing simply of vertical and horizontal sections, presents possibilities and potentials of 3D modelling directly transferred into lasercut files. The one was a part of a bigger installation of differentiated parts that come together, that is hanging in the hall of Iaac. All the elements were drawn in Rhino and then assembled. Above you can see the whole assembled installation and  our part: process of assembling, the final part and lasercut files:





‘Bird House’

4 08 2008

‘Bird House’ jest to projekt wykonany podczas seminarium w Iaac-u w kolaboracji z Vasco Portugal. Prezentuje on w sposob kompletny proces od modelowania za pomoca rhino scriptingu po cyfrowa fabrykacje.

‘Bird House’ is scripting seminar project at the Iaac (done in collaboration with Vasco Portugal), which shows all the generative process from modelling by rhino script to digital fabrication.





House Wrap – Parametric House

4 08 2008

‘Parametric House’ to projekt wykonany podczas drugiego semestru studiow w Iaac-u, w studiu zajmujacym sie cyfrowymi procesami we wspolczesnej architekturze. Celem projektu bylo stworzenie uniwersalnej formy 3d, ktora kontrolowana za pomoca kilku zmiennych parametrow moglaby sie w prosty sposob dostosowywac do kolejnych uzytkownikow badz lokalizacji.
‘House Wrap’ jest propozycja domku letniskowego, ktory w swej idei bazuje na relacji pomiedzy strefa prywatna, a publiczna. Jego glowna czesc to dwuwymiarowa plaszczyzna, z dwoma modyfikowalnymi i sprzezonymi siatkami: siatka zagiec i siatka wyciec. W ten sposob mozliwe jest otrzymania tysiecy wariacji, ktore dodatkowo moga byc multiplikowane poprzez zmiany katow zagiec i czesci na ktorej opiera sie cala struktura. Czesc prywatna (sypialnia, kuchnia, wc) zawarta jest w nieduzym boksie ktory czesciowo dopasowuje sie do oplatajacej go plaszczyzny i wspolgra z nia zagospodarowujac w ten sposob obszar dzialki.

‘Parametric House’ is a project done during second term of Iaac in Digital Tectonics studio by Marta Male Alemany. The purpose of that design task was to show the variations of objects (in this case single family house) driven by some specific parameters.
‘House Wrap’ derives from the definition of private space, is based on searching for borders between public area and private one. Main part of the project is flat surface (plane) with two grids: grid of folds and grid of holes. Both of the are related to each other and controlled by some parameters. In that way it is possible to use this 3d model to play with ‘neutral’ space and define basic zones of human needs.