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

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