Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Ron Resch Virtual Parametric Foldings

virtual parametric rectangular Folding Pattern inspired by Ron Resch

this virtual 3D modell based on a folding pattern by Ron Resch is not accurate in terms of the reaction/bending of the overall structure. It is just a visualisation of a real paper model.

The work on an accurate virtual folding machanism of this pattern is in progress.

As byproducts of these works several projects or products resulted from this work. Therefor check i.e. http://www.responsivedesign.de/products/durian/

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

DIYDA Conference // Exhibition on PLAN10

DIYDA-Do It Yourself Design and Architecture- is a platform created by Florian Gassmann, Jonathan Haehn and Hans Sachs. The platform has been initiated to bring together architects, artists, designers, engineers and everyone who is interested in developing and materializing ideas with and around democratic approaches in design and architecture. In cooperation with the FabLab Cologne "Dingfabrik" (dingfabrik.de), the Coworking Space Cologne (coworkingcologne.de), "Jack in the Box e.V." and the Faculty of Architecture at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, DIYDA was represented at the PLAN10 (plan-project.com) in September 2010. The core of DIYDA was an exhibition with contributions from i.e. the TU Darmstadt, University of Karlsruhe (TH), FH Köln, ETH Zurich the Dingfabrik Köln. In addition, various workshops were held to give visitors the opportunity to design and build their own pieces. To pick up the idea of knowledge sharing, a number of professors, university teachers and students were invited to present and exchange their ideas and works in lectures and open discussions.

„Knowledge is the only resource that multiplies when you share it.“
The open source idea – the principle of public participation by free access to knowledge and information reflects a new way of thinking. How does this open exchange work and how can it be used in architecture in future? Is the Open Source movement even a small revolution creating a different form of architecture? How is it organized and which projects are indicative here? The exhibition „DIYDA“ deals extensively with these questions about open source in the field
of architecture. The aim is to question traditional, hierarchical ways of working and processes to introduce new methods and develo
pments in the form of artistic and experimental works and documentaries. We aim to discuss possible future scenarios by using examples of various thematic projects.
Surrounded by ‚Generated Foam‘ – an architectural sculpture,
as a result of a final thesis in summer 2010, at the faculty of architecture of the University of Cologne – 15 partial student and artistic works are presented, which critically refer to or documentate new (re-) production methods for space and the ‚invasion‘ of the new medias . The exhibition will be accompanied by lectures and discussions with various representatives from different disciplines to discover possible future scenarios and visions. We see significant influences of this movement on certain parts of a
rchitecture and therefore the exhibition and events highlight the following three propositions:

Open Source – Production
Open source promotes the idea of democratic production. ‚Print out your own house !‘

Open Source – Methods

Open Source promotes interdisciplinary and alternative approaches to design processes in architecture

Open Source – Bottom Up

Open source questions established hierarchical order – not only in design and architecture.

please read more about this project on DIYDA.org
fotography by Roman Busse and Magnus Andersson

Monday, 3 May 2010

Boxmorph Paper Lamp, Johannes Nöbel

This lamp-study was developed and built in the student grasshopper course 'Formfindung' by Johannes Nöbel. The diagrid structure results from a boxmorph operation with an object based on an extruded octagon. The base geometry is drawn as a unrollable surface with tabs in Rhino and allows an easy unroll and production process after baking the morphed objects. GH definitions and Rhino file will be provided soon.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

igloo, triangulation with tags & tabs

The igloo is a prototype of a triangulated surface after several video-tutorials on digitaltoolbox.info. A loft surface of three curves is divided in U/V direction into a point mesh. The resulting points are connected to triangular surfaces which are re-oriented and tagged on (a) plane surface(s). With the "Offset" component tabs are created to connect the cutted parts easily with a compressed air staple gun. The project was realised in 3 Master course hours of 'bauen mit computern' with a group of 3-6 students.

parametric, generated wall

This parametric wall, made of cardboard, was fully generated in Grasshopper/Rhino and sent to production on a cutting plotter (Wild TA100). The model is generated by 3 lofted Bezier-curves, the surface box component and reconnection of the box points for triangulation of the bx geometry. We had to to that because 'Boxmorph' would create double curved surfaces in this case. The single boxes are all tagged and unrolled in GH. Tabs are also added in GH.