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[A] Surface Discretization

Surface Discretization

 
 

The project deploys panelization techniques at various scales and investigates their effects on the broader architectural readings of the objects. 

 
 
 

Project

VIS 2122 Projective Representation in Architecture

Instructed by Cameron Wu

Tools

Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Illustrator, fabrication

Partner

Xiaotang Tang

Keywords

representation, discretization, panelization, surface


The project deploys panelization techniques at various scales and investigates their effects on the broader architectural readings of the objects. Variations include different size, number, and density of panels, variable techniques for negotiating complex surfaces of double-curvature, different treatments of comers and edges, and variations defined by surface materiality- opacity, transparency, reflectivity, etc. 


COMPLEX SURFACE GENERATION

The project consists of a geometric proposal constituted by a surface of double curvature (non-zero Gaussian curvature), generated by a set of quatrefoil curves. The gesture of lifting two arches from two opposing edges and lower the other two creates the required spanning surface. It is characterized by the two hinges at the lower point and the other two decompressed ends ascending from the ground, while the center, where the tension is happening, naturally forms a tunnel.

 
 

COMPLEX SURFACE PANELIZATION

The panelization technique shifts as the geometry changes. The panelization strategy aims to accentuate the disjunction between the two ends while remaining the informality of the geometry by creating an even gradience of panelization. From secant surfaces to folded plates, two panelization strategies were employed and realized a smooth transition from flat to spiky surfaces. The gradience of panelization unifies the shape. 

 
 
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PERSPECTIVE VIEW

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Physical model

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