Final Metal Panel Form
Final Metal Panel Form

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.

Shape Forming
Shape Forming

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.

Final Form
Final Form

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
MICRO-SCALE or INCREMENTAL FORMING

The last scale is about two parallel design 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 behavior 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.

Elevation
Elevation

The design and fabrication of the pavilion consist in a multi-scalar modelling approach:

FORM FINDING:
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.
 

Plan
Plan

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.
 

Panel connection diagram
Panel connection diagram

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.
-Kangaroo 2
-Lunchbox
-Weavebird
-Galapagos
-Panelling Tools

Autodesk Build Space Boston Workshop Carnegie Mellon University
Final Metal Panel Form
Shape Forming
Final Form
MICRO-SCALE or INCREMENTAL FORMING
Elevation
Plan
Panel connection diagram
Autodesk Build Space Boston Workshop Carnegie Mellon University
Final Metal Panel Form

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.

Shape Forming

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.

Final Form

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 design 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 behavior 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.

Elevation

The design and fabrication of the pavilion consist in a multi-scalar modelling approach:

FORM FINDING:
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.
 

Plan

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.
 

Panel connection diagram

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.
-Kangaroo 2
-Lunchbox
-Weavebird
-Galapagos
-Panelling Tools

Autodesk Build Space Boston Workshop Carnegie Mellon University
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