Updates 2 on Shipwreck

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Little summary of our productive day at Westminster with Chris Ingram and Georgia Collard-Watson: We produced a 1:1 physical model of the wood laminate technique recommended by Ramboll (drawing shown in previous post). We will us this technique to form the twisting longitudinal spines on our building.

The openings on the back ribs are now defined parametrically by a sine curve and unroll with the strips for fabrication.We tested couple options and are happy with the one shown below which breaks the direction of the strips.

Working on the parametric model with Chris Ingram at Westminster University
Working on the parametric model with Chris Ingram at Westminster University
Georgia Collard-Watson with the 1:1 laminate prototype
Georgia Collard-Watson with the 1:1 laminate prototype
Chris Ingram testing the bendiness of the laminate structure
Chris Ingram testing the bendiness of the laminate structure
Testing the notches
Testing the notches
Resolving Shipwreck's structure - Working on the interface between back stripes and vertical ribs.
Resolving Shipwreck’s structure – Working on the interface between back stripes and vertical ribs.
Resolving Shipwreck's structure - Working on the interface between back stripes and vertical ribs.
Resolving Shipwreck’s structure – Working on the interface between back stripes and vertical ribs.
Modelling the ribs and notches - We are currently adapting the ribs and spine to add strength.
Modelling the ribs and notches – We are currently adapting the ribs and spine to add strength.
The Sine curve Interface controlling the back strips openings on Grasshopper
The Sine curve Interface controlling the back strips openings on Grasshopper
The back strips openings
The back strips openings

Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

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