Very enjoyable crit day for DS10 at Westminster University. It was our second cross-crit of the year and students showed their proposal for Brief2A, building an interactive structure for Burning Man or the festival of their choice.
Thank you very much to our helpful crits Harri Lewis (Ramboll RCD our engineers for last year’s Shipwreck and Fractal Cult), Marie-Isabel de Monseignat (Tutor at DRS1 Chelsea College of Art), Dusan Decermic, Anthony Boulanger and Katherine Herron. Here are couple pictures:
Marie de Monseignat is holding the Plywood Spiralohedrons
Jessica Beagleman’s Plywood Spiralohedrons
Sarah Shuttleworth’s large metal origami model.
Paul Thorpe’s Twisting Plywood pods 1:1 Model
Ieva Ciocyte’s Burning Euclid Wall
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Reciprocal Structure
Sarah Stell’s wind powered animals
Josh Haywood’s beautiful Digital Muqarnas
Henry Turner’s intersecting plywood wave structure.
Will Garforth-Bless’ bamboo and fabric hypars
Lorna Jackson’s Spacer Fabric Cloud
Charlotte Yates’ Origami Roofs
Naomi Danos’ Folding roofs.
Mark Simpson’s mirror diamonds in the desert.
Another great tutorial day this Thursday. Here are two projects that are materializing into beautiful models. The first project is by Sarah Shuttleworth, it is a simple folded component which drives a curved surface that is used both as furniture and shelter, the other project by Henry Turner is a series of intersecting plywood waves which create a playful landscape on which people can lounge.
Polypropelene Modular Origami by Sarah Shuttleworth
Intersecting plywood waves by Henry Turner
Here are all the webinars given by David Rutten, the creator of Grasshopper:
Introduction to Grasshopper with David Rutten:
David Rutten’s Introduction to Grasshopper Webinar:
Advanced Topics in Grasshopper:
You can also access Rhino tutorials on their Vimeo Channel (https://vimeo.com/rhino). You will see amazing tutorials such as an intro to the Scan & Solve structural analysis (Michael Clarke wrote a post on it previously: http://wewanttolearn.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/scan-and-solve-for-rhino/):
Welcome to Freeform Modeling In Rhino
Here are couple pictures taken during the two last tutorial sessions. Promising breakthroughs from several students. Time to create a believable proposal (including large model and drawings) for Burning Man or any other festival.
Dhiren Pattel’s helicoidal tower inspired by Manual Baez
Ieva Ciocyte’s Euclid Tower
Ieva Ciocyte’s Euclid Tower
Jessica Beagleman’s study of the Zome structure
Josh Haywood is applying the Hankin’s method to the Muqarnas
Paul Thorpe’s Modular plywood Tower
Garis Lu’s Motors accelerate with proximity sensors
Click the image below for a site packed with information on global festivals. With the location of this years brief open to personal choice, it provides a good place to start:
As you start Brief2A:Festivals we would like to introduce you to an extraordinary Architect: Mark Fisher, director of Stufish. Mark graduated from the Architectural Association in the seventies when Archigram was turning modernism on its head with wild, excentric, and joyful machines! His diploma included a fully functionnal inflatable suit which he tested on a lake. He then went on to design the famous “Wall” show for Pink Floyd for which he designed and made a large inflatable structures of a teacher. Mick Jagger saw the show and hired him to design the Rolling Stones tours. The rest is history, Mark Fisher invented a new profession: designing set design for stadiums!
Watch one of the last lecture that he gave:
U2 – 360 Tour
The Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony 2008 – The Dream Sphere
Drawings from the Wall – Pink Floyd