18 thoughts on “Project Briefs

  1. Here are the new cut file screenshots…using the same definition as before but coming at if from 2D development of the unfolded sheet.


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  2. Folded pattern
    Various angle studies:
    15 degree angle

    45 degree angle

    60 degree angle

    75 degree angle

    folding template for initial studies

    opposing angles

    extreme overlap

    angled pattern

    angle variation… unsuccessful

    laser cut model with variation

    determining structure profile

  3. We began with this folding motif from the pdf, analyzing the pattern in rhino/illustrator to break it down into modules and proportions. We were drawn to the pattern because of the undulating edge profile, and our early physical test indicated rows could be aligned into a foldable sheet.

    GRASSHOPPER side of things
    The last week or so has been spent wrapping out heads around grasshopper and the pattern. Our first definitions relied heavily on band-aid techniques such as simple translation, but were eventually re-worked into this definition, which is modifiable in the x and y scale and magnitude.

    The definition relies heavily on the mirror command, however, which we feel is not the most efficient way to construct the pattern, especially once we want to introduce more variations. Therefore, the current work has been trying to work with data for longer, before constructing lines of the modules, because it is easier to manipulate and reference data.

    PHYSICAL side of things

    We mostly worked with printers and physical cuts, in lieu of constructing the grasshopper definition side by side, and limited experience with laser cutting. Folding our pattern yielded interesting results – at first it was quite resistant to folding, but then we realized we were pushing the wrong modules.

    The points marked in the image can converge to an almost touching position, which makes the system quite dynamic . There is a bit of bending observed along the ridge folds, which we think we can solve by introducing some connecting ridge fold lines.

    CURRENT workings / integration
    Laser cutting our grasshopper definition will tell us more than our physical models have been able to reveal, because we are not sure if the bending on the ridge folds is due to overworking the material, or is a problem which can by solved.

    Mitchell Lorberau / Blair Ekleberry

  4. Final Model Photos:


    Final Definition:


    Definition Sequence:

    *from slightly parametric and ordered to surface manipulation to random base curve manipulation through graph slider

    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.

  5. After developing the base pattern with Iterations 1 and 2 we wanted explore variation. With the 3rd, 4th and 5th iterations we used the graph mapper tool which proved problematic when it came to folded the paper. With the last iteration we decided to give the pattern a varying offset using an attractor point.

    3rd Iteration
    03.Grasshopper Definition
    03.Rhino Output

    4th Iteration
    04.Grasshopper Definition
    04.Rhino Output

    5th Iteration
    05.Grasshopper Definition
    05.Rhino Output

    Final Grasshopper Definition and rhino Output
    Final Grasshopper Definition
    Final Rhino Output

    Point attractor for the offset
    Attractor Point Offset

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