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.
So naturally, after becoming fairly comfortable w/ Rhino and Grasshopper, I decided to let my inner boy loose and just play around and make stuff. Here are some of the things I attempted to make. There are some things to learn while using the 3D printer:
1. Make sure your design is a CLOSED SOLID. Check for any OPEN SURFACES.
2. Consider just how delicate your fabricated design may be. Removing the ‘candy’ from the
fabricate may result in breakage.
applying the previous grasshopper rhino integration into a torus form. this funx is called ‘Morph Tile’. Links to helpful tutorials posted below.
you can find this tutorial under ‘morph tile’ under the Grasshopper headings, it’s the last tutorial.
-the actual video if you couldn’t find it.
Toyed w/ the ‘DIFFERENCE’, ‘UNION’, and most interestingly the ‘TRANSFORM-BEND’ tool. Made some perspective shots and set the angle lens at 20-28mm. Why? Because Karl Daubman said so.
playing w/ ‘PATCH’ and other commands.
playing around with ‘LOFT’, ‘EXTRUDE’, ‘SWEEP’, and ‘REVOLVE’.