This project is done with a group of School of Architecture students and other faculties. The team taken part in a workshop exploring robotic incremental sheet metal forming to produce a ceiling installation for the Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston.
The design and fabrication of the pavilion consist in a multi-scalar modelling approach:
Finding a shape of equilibrium of forces in a given boundary with respect to a certain stress state. Form finding strategies: Adaptive geometry that finds an adapted form through the interaction between forces and a mesh. Opt1_With some boundaries predefined. Opt2_with no 3d boundaries, only a planar shape.
MESO-SCALE or PANELIZATION:
Tectonics characteristics play an important role in the design process. Aluminum panels will constrain the design and will inform the generative modelling process. It is a continuous feedback between form-finding and panelization.
The impact of the geometry into planar panels.
MICRO-SCALE or INCREMENTAL FORMING :
The last scale is about two parallel desing processes: within the panel and within the overall pavilion. The idea is to achieve a relation between panels and skin. At this scale, the structural behaviour is crucial in the design stage. The script is written so we have various channels of information: aesthetic IF shapes, structural IF elements, functional IF forms, holes and engraving patterns.
SOFTWARE WORKFLOW :
At the design stage, we will use Rhinoceros + Grasshopper, plus various plugins that will be provided in a folder so you can install them easily.