My study about a custom G-Code for FDM 3d printing geometries based on a central axis (not necessarily a straight line! – any curve would do). Rather than printing layer by layer horizontal sections that are uneven and inefficient in terms of travel time, the slices are consistent and always perpendicular to the central axes. Moreover the transition between layers – rather than being done from a single point through a vertical motion which is the traditional approach – is a continuous gradual motion upwards, the travel path resembling a spiral, thus improving efficiency.

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We are finalist for the Architizer A+ award with The Magic Garden, a project that was designed and built with the help of DS10 students last year. We are 1% away from victory and the votes finish this Friday. Please help – Vote for The Magic Garden! Below are the instructions for the vote. It is very simple but requires to “CONFIRM” the vote which is an extra step.

VOTE HERE : http://awards.architizer.com/public/voting/?cid=11

Voting Instructions

Voting Instructions

Here are couple pictures from our cross-crit today. Students are in the middle of BRIEF2B:REALISE. Big Thank You to our external crits Daehwa Kang, Associates at Zaha Hadid Architects,  Stephen Melville, Director at Ramboll Computational Design, Harry Charrington, Course Leader of the University of Westminster, Gordon Shrigley, Unit Master of Diploma Studio 14.

Josh Haywood's Pop-up Mosque in Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood’s Pop-up Mosque in Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood's Pop-up Mosque in Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood’s Pop-up Mosque in Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood's Pop-up Mosque in Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood’s Pop-up Mosque in Trafalgar Square

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa’s 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa’s 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa’s 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa’s 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Andrei Jippa’s 3D printed Urban Utopia model

Will Garforth Bless Bamboo Tower

Will Garforth Bless Bamboo Tower

Will Garforth Bless Bamboo Tower

Will Garforth Bless Bamboo Tower

Jessica Beagleman's Kabala Synagogue

Jessica Beagleman’s Kabala Synagogue

Mark Simpson's Synthetic Diamond Company

Mark Simpson’s Synthetic Diamond Company

Mark Simpson DeBeers' diamond control map

Mark Simpson DeBeers’ diamond control map

Paul Thorpe's laser-cut Petal Modules for Burning Man

Paul Thorpe’s laser-cut Petal Modules for Burning Man

Paul Thorpe's Tennis Stadium Module

Paul Thorpe’s Tennis Stadium Module

Natasha Coutts' Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts’ Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts' Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts’ Sami Eco-Retreat

Henry Turner's Wavy Boardwalk in Falmouth

Henry Turner’s Wavy Boardwalk in Falmouth

Charlotte Yates' London Fashion Week Origami Catwalk in Sommerset House

Charlotte Yates’ London Fashion Week Origami Catwalk in Sommerset House

Philosophical Statement:

Inti: The Incan Sun God, his face portrayed as a gold disk from which rays and flames extended. Inti is the Sun and controls all that implies: warmth, light and sunshine. During the festival of Inti Ramyi, held during the Summer Solstice, Inti is celebrated with much drinking, singing and dancing - special statues are made of wood are burned at the end of the festival. This sculpture is an extended physical manifestation of this; decadent ritualism and a spiritual experience.

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Inti incorporates 288 petals are self-assembled into 12 concentric rings, with each petal representing the hours of the day and each ring every month of the year. These are held together using mirror polished circular brackets, designed to catch the light and reflect circles of sunlight around the structure interior. Inti's focus is the sunrise; as the sun rises on the playa, Inti is designed to catch the light at this precise moment and funnel through the piece, enveloping and bathing the burners inside with it's warmth and spirit.

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Philosophical Statement:

‘Timber-Wave’; a plywood instillation emerging and crashing on to the desolate Black Rock Desert. This breaking wave a remnant of the retreating Quinn River, draws on imagery of both waves and dunes provoking thoughts of the original Burning Man Beach Parties and surfing counter culture. Simultaneously the design evokes concepts of the Silk Road as a mirage of a giant wave appearing from across the playa to be discover by wondering burners.

The design of the Timber Wave was driven by creating an interactive environment. In daytime, people are encourages to climb and search between the interwoven plywood structure. Open sun soaked communal areas create areas for group contemplation. Solitary areas for single travelers have also been designed as places of refuge from the intense sun, wind and dust storms hoping to encourage serendipity. At night the wave truly come alive as a monument to the sea. Bathed in varying blue tones of color the spectacular structure is a mysterious beacon within the dark playa.

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Physical Statement:

‘Timber-Wave’  structure consists of 3 layers of 12 intersecting plywood ribbons.  Each ribbon consists of a varying number of water bent plywood components con-caving and con-vexing together forming a rigid series of tensioned and compressed sections.  The result is a homogeneous structure creating a beautiful ergonomically sized spaces. Each ribbon a series of circular penetrations in the form of an abstracted water pattern.  Creating foot and hand holes for climbing as well as allowing dramatic shadows to be cast throughout the structure and across the playa. At night the penetrations allow the lighting of the instillation to spill across the playa and between the layers of the structure.

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1:20 Scale Model

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Link: issuu.com/henryturner/docs/portfolio?e=0/6863548

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