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
Final Form
Final Form
Final form
Final form
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
Final form
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
Final Form
Final form
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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