## Eggcrate model part I

For my thesis project, an important part will be the full scale model which I will build: 2,5 meters height, 1,8 meter length. It is a part of the whole structure, where the stiff box meets the organic dirty noisy interior. This eggcrate is the first of two 1:5 models. Here, the offset between the planes are 20 mm (in reality: 100 mm). 1 mm cardboard, lasercut (via Rhino and Illustrator).

More to come!

## Eggcrate aka. waffle ‘blob’

After the mid-crit, the final thesis project phase is in effect! And during the easter holidays, my first noise prototype model came to be. It is a part of the whole which I am working on (to be continued…), I call it ‘blob’. A Rhino polysurface, sliced real good, laser cut and assembled. This is the first of two using this technique.

## Aggregation and complexity

Testing density control by number of branches and different thickness of field for aggregation.

2D tile and 3D tile joints.

3D space is defined by x,y,z variables. If one could reconsider the space by point cloud where every point could correspond to the landscape/city.

Relation between the part and the final volume.

Physical model of 2D tile:

Physical model of 3D tile and 3D printed joints:

3D print:

## Dirty Geometry: exploding sphere(s)

What if there are a way of actually making the box explode? The interior can manipulate the exterior?
These experiment was made using Grasshopper and Kangeroo physics engine. The physical entities to manipulate are not boxes but mesh spheres. Why? Oh, just tired of bloody boxes.
Forces applied are Pressure and SphereCollide, with certain vertices acting as anchor points. The results were unexpected.

(With my thesis project, I propose Dirty Geometry: norm-bending design that would challenge conventions within the field of architecture.
Dirty geometry advocates for a more playful and colorful aesthetics, one that could be said to be queer because of its norm-bending ambitions.
It investigates concepts such as ugliness, beauty, architecture and the
human body, interiority and femininity, ”bad taste”. The purpose is to, with the aid of parametric design processes, critizise design paradigms and make Stockholm more dirty and less boring.)

## Dirty Geometry: exploding box

Is there a way to break free of the norms, of the box?
In this experiment, the box was deconstructed into its vertices, which were isolated, each face seperate from the others.
Then a random component was added to the Grasshopper definition and a move component as well. When connected with curves, triangulation was achieved. Each triangulation was connected to its neighbour, constructing a convex hull
triangulated stone-looking geometry. Using the seed input in the random component, a great number of different variations were possible.

(With my thesis project, I propose Dirty Geometry: norm-bending design that would challenge conventions within the field of architecture.
Dirty geometry advocates for a more playful and colorful aesthetics, one that could be said to be queer because of its norm-bending ambitions.
It investigates concepts such as ugliness, beauty, architecture and the
human body, interiority and femininity, ”bad taste”. The purpose is to, with the aid of parametric design processes, critizise design paradigms and make Stockholm more dirty and less boring.)

## Aggregation in icosahedron lattice structure

By looking at structures in nature there is a tendency to form a regular 2D or 3D grid from basic shapes. Going back from small scale into a large scale by slight “mistake“ in structure of the grid the whole shape or volume of the object is becoming irregular.

In the beginning of the project I started to look at several Platonic and Archimedean solids by joining them together and exploring the characteristics and composition of volumes (combining cuboctahedron and cube into aggregation the composition had some rhythmic and static behavior while combining icosahedron the volume and the shape was mostly irregular and unpredictable). Therefore for further development of the project I have chosen icosahedron as lattice structure for the research of the geometry inside by individually defined rules.

Some fragmented pictures of final physical model:

Grasshopper definition:

1 step – icosahedron geometry from weaverbird icosahedron:

2 step – designing a detail inside the icosahedron frame using kangaroo relaxation:

3 step – creating aggregation of icosahedron lattice structure using fox plugin:

Posters of project:

Poster 01

Poster 02

Thanks to tutors and guest critics for accurate comments! And it was fun (not easy at all) to make first steps in the new field of unknown.