Fiberglass Fabrication Layout

Here is a flattened sequence demonstrating the parametric allocation of our four modules, their connection points, our system of detailing, and the streamlined and standardized angles of our bracketing. These will be assembled in an enveloping system attached to the ARCE structure in the courtyard outside.

fiberglass 03 : precedents

projects by iwamotoscott, matsys, and greg taylor. interest in structural apertures.

Fiberglass Updates

In experimenting with the capacities of both fiberglass and the CNC router, we immediately held our grasshopper definitions / rhino hybrid-surfaces accountable to the limits and flexibilities of fiberglass, which molds well to larger modules but responds less accurately to more pointilistic cast. The flexibility of fiberglass has allowed us to use the same module to explore variability in the number of resin / glass coats, opacity, mold attachment, pigment, and pocketing.

With four modules that all explore and push the materiality in a different direction, we’re understanding that fiberglass will allow us to find a great deal of variability within a standardized module when we continue to the final assembly process. More to come.

Rachel / Grant : Pleats, Please

Here is a collection of images displaying our final origami iteration, definition, and our grasshopper process. The final result seeks to emulate the random character of our initial variations rather than using a normative gradient of variability dependent on surface variation. Every triangle is a unique size and is dependent from a rationalized yet seemingly random base curve division.

**Final Iteration followed by Final Definition followed by Process Sequence