Final – LightBulb Lamp

This was a very fun course. I think having this course as an elective is a disservice to the instructor, the students, and the course itself. This should be a complete studio, perhaps between Design studio 3 and Design studio A. The value of what is learned in this course should be used in other forms of architectural design. The run out-and-play format of the course works well w/ architectural students’ proclivity to explore.

Designing the final project I wanted something that I would use in my own home and of course utilitarian, also something I knew would not be too complicated to complete. So utilitarian + humor = lightbulb within a lightbulb lamp.

This one was quickly fabricated w/ the lasercutter and 2ply chipboard was used. I intend on using other materials and readjusting the design for other shapes soon.

Polygon Pajamas

The Caped Crusader.

Digital Fab: Bend, Fold, Mutilate

Here are some designs we fabricated in the course. Paper was a cost effective material. Learning the Rhino program, one soon realizes the endless possibilities of creating interesting designs; however, the tendency to over-complicate designs while utilizing this tool can render designs garbage. Remember Rhino is just another tool for design, I have found simplicity in design while using this tool the best way to learn, explore, and build confidence in the learning

stages.

Playing around w/ Panelling in GRSSHPPR

applying the previous grasshopper rhino integration into a torus form. this funx is called ‘Morph Tile’. Links to helpful tutorials posted below.

http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/digital_tech/tutorials/rhino/?

you can find this tutorial under ‘morph tile’ under the Grasshopper headings, it’s the last tutorial.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gwil/gendescom/post020/morph_tile.html

-the actual video if you couldn’t find it.

1.1 BEND – PAPER

So assignment one was to utilize the Rhino program in conjunction w/ the laser printer, paper and your hands formulate a complex developable surface.

Paper 1-1, Bend image

Placed in Illustrator.

Paper 1-1, Bend Illustrator image

I plan on elaborating on the design as I become more familiar w/ the program. This was only a test.