Going off at a tangent

Generating tangents and perpendiculars

Organisation and arrangements

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Extrapolating the geometry into structure

4

Development Axonometric – Three systems meeting – Walls, beams and roof

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Python System Breakdown

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Development model – reviewing wall to roof connections

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Analysing different input curves and the generations

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Classifying the spaces created

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Implementing forced perspective into the structure

 

Development model – Full circle – roof begins to inform the plan

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Radial structure – rationalising geometry and simplifying connections

15

Radial structure – integrating the flexible circulation system

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Roof curvature – Two curves vs one – how this affects the section through spaces

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Analysing the gradient of the roof – walkable vs non-walkable 

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Full integrated python and grasshopper system

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Gothic-inspired Vaults

Process:

Sketches A3 

Sketches 2 A3

Selected Patterns A3

Spherical A3 (ornament)

Script:

GH Scripts A3

Script Diagram

Vault variations:

Vault Patterns1

Vault Patterns2

Vault Variations1

Vault Variations2

Architectural Renderings:

Top View

Visual 1

Visual2

Visual3

Simple Section

Booklets:

Process Renderings:

Process Renderings A4

Patterns:

Patterns Booklet A4

Ribs:

6ribs9ribs10ribs

Vaults:

6 vault9 vault10 vault

Wasp plugin – Discrete Design with Grasshopper

Wasp is a set of Grasshopper components, developed in Python, directed at representing and designing with discrete elements. The description of each individual part includes basic information necessary for the aggregation process (part geometry, connections location and orientation). The set of connections define the topological graph of the part, which is then used to define the possibilities of aggregation with other parts.

The core of the framework relies on a set of aggregation procedures, allowing generation of specific structures from the combination of different modules. Each of these procedures is composed of strategies for the selection of basic aggregation rules, described as an instruction to orient one module over a selected connection of another module. Currently available procedures include stochastic aggregation and field-driven aggregation.

Download: http://www.food4rhino.com/app/wasp

Significant parts of Wasp have been developed by Andrea Rossi as part of research on digital materials and discrete design at DDU Digital Design Unit – Prof. Oliver Tessmann – Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt (http://www.dg.architektur.tu-darmstadt.de/dg/startseite_3/index.de.jsp)