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.

h2o absorber

4 08 2008

Koncowy projekt na Iaac wykonany we wspolpracy z Advaitem Potnisem. Prowadzacymi byli lluis Viu Rebes oraz Jordi Pages (thesis group 1: fixing variation; modalities of discrimination). To miesiac pracy ktory rozpoczal sie od koncepcji “abstrakcyjnej skory” – projektu opisywalnego poprzes zestaw relacji pomiedzy jego czesciami bardziej niz poprzez aktualizacje (jego finalna forme). Projekt wykonany w Paracloudzie – generatywnym plug-inie do Rhino.

Projekt ma byc czescia wystawy dotyczacej prac sudentow Iaac na Biennale Architektury w Pekinie w 2008 roku.

Iaac thesis developed in collaboration with Advait Potnis under the tutorship of Lluis Viu Rebes and Jordi Pages (thesis group 1: fixing variation; modalities of discrimination). It’s a one month of work departing from the concept of the “abstract skin”. A design represented through set of relationships rather than through actualization. Work developed in Paracloud – a generative plug-in to Rhino.

The project is due to be exhibited as part of Iaac students’ work at the Bejing Architectural Biennale in 2008.

Ponizej znajduje sie tekst ktory byl uzupelnieniem projektu podczas wystawy na Iaac (wersja wylacznie po angielsku) — Here is a txt that accompanied the exhibition at Iaac:

H20 absorber is derived from a project done in collaboration with Advait Potnis during 3rd term Iaac studio led by Izaskun Chinchilla. The outcomes of the studio were conceptions of three CAD software products that architects could use on a daily basis, but which at the same time brought a new quality to the spatial proposals. Concept taken further by Advait Potnis was the one of the section, which allows for sharing depending on the amount of assigns of different economies who are about to inhabit the architectural proposal. I have decided to take further the concept of environmentally performative skin.
The skin is conceptualized as a generic system able to gather snow or water depending on the location where it is deployed. To apply the system on a particular surface of the building one needs to follow a set of rules:
1. Subdivide the building surface into sub-surfaces; approximate size of the sub-surfaces is: 600 by 600 cm.
2. Model the rain delivery to the building surface and estimate the necessary surface area of the collectors on each sub-surface.
3. Assign a section and a distortion for each sub surface, based on the approximate collectors’ surface area demanded. An outcome of the section and distortion choice is the collectors’ volume
4. Assign a type of the component. Each component has a specific volume to surface area ratio. Based on that the obtained surface area of the collectors can be estimated.
I have used Advait’s ReHabitat tower for the purpose of actualization. The tower is located in Mumbai; therefore the H2O absorber is deployed to gather water during 4 months of rainy season.