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