Click on this link to view a short video that demonstrates the parametric/scripting system that we developed in Grasshopper and Rhinoscript to manipulate the digital model throughout the design phase. After a form is selected – a script is run on the main regulating lines to create the structure. Note: the video is without sound. Total Length: 5.45
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We continue to study the kitchen tent project through a series of physical study models. A wire form was created – following one of the digital studies. This was used as a kind of dressing mannequin to form various surface studies exploring different techniques of patterning the fabric skin. These will eventually be flattened, scanned and re-worked as digital files.
This was a project that we worked on this summer in which we were exploring the typology of tent construction – pairing it with digital parametric logic. The entire piece was designed on the computer and the patterns were transferred to the nylon fabric using projection. Of particular interest for us in the piece besides the strategy of digital design and the system of construction – is the interdependency between the fabric and carbon fiber rods. The shape of the piece is in part determined by the pattern of the fabric – but also the weight of the piece which bends the rod into a particular shape. This research is ongoing. Erika Lindsay assisted us on the project. Thanks Erika! The project was produced in support from the University of Michigan.