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After a long day of work with Chris Ingram, Dan Dodds and Thanasis Korras yesterday, we have nearly finished 3D modelling the two projects. The Fractal Cult was redrawn using rules defined by the hinge connection suggested by Ramboll. There are 5 different types of piece that make up each of the four fractal cults. Extracts from the rules as specified by Dan Dodds and Thanasis Korras:

  • The Acute angles on all triangles all have bolt holes with an offset of 32mm
  • The Obstuse angles all have bolt holes with an offset of 22mm

For each Fractal Cult pods:

  • 12x   Large AAO [Acute,Actute,Obtuse]       : Side length 1241mm
  • 18x   Medium AOO [Acute,Obtuse,Obtuse] : Side length 608mm
  • 9x     Medium AAO [Acute,Actute,Obtuse]   : Side length 591mm
  • 54x   Small AOO [Acute,Obtuse,Obtuse]      : Side length 283mm
  • 108x Small AAO [Acute,Actute,Obtuse]        : Side length 266mm

See iimages below:

View of the 3D model of Fractal Cult
View of the 3D model of Fractal Cult
Offset Ply Model on Grasshopper by Dan Dodds
Offset Ply Model on Grasshopper by Dan Dodds
CNC Layout for Quote - Fractal Cult - Dan Dodds
CNC Layout for Quote – Fractal Cult – Dan Dodds
Hinge specification defining the rules for the parametric model
Hinge specification defining the rules for the parametric model
The Module being repeated for the 3d model with hinges
The Module being repeated for the 3d model with hinges by Thanasis Korras
View of the hinges in the module
View of the hinges in the module by Thanasis Korras
Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras
Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras
Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras
Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras

The Shipwreck now has more support on the ground which will help with the cantilever. The supports being more pronounced, we used this as an opportunity to create a bench. We are planning to finish the fabrication files this afternoon. We are still missing some notches, thickness as well as labelling and unrolling all the pieces.

Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck ribs and spines
Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Aerial View - Showing the new bench
Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Aerial View – Showing the new bench
Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Side View
Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Side View
Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Front View
Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Front View
Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Back View
Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Back View
Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Back View
Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Back View

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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