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:
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.
We have signed the contract with Burning Man and received the first grant payment 20 of us are signed in to go.
We have sent our first fabrication files to get an initial quote on CNC milling all the pieces on 2440mm x 1220mm exterior grade plywood sheets of 9mm (for Fractal Cult) and 3mm (For Shipwreck). Our hope is to collect the pieces on the 19th August.
We will start small models to test the new structures
The Shipwreck now has a parametric model which outputs all the cutting profiles.
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You can also comment on this page to make suggestions on the fabrication – We need more quotes for the CNC and/or Laser cutting job in the U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Fresno, Reno preferably) . We also need quotes for the scaffolding structure.
Toby and I are happy to introduce our engineers for the Burning Man projects: Harri Lewis and Stephen Melville from Ramboll Computational Design (RCD). We had our first meeting this morning (with Georgia and Thanasis) in our DS10 studio. Couple updates:
We are working on the best construction sequence for the two projects as well as the structural analysis diagrams (defining the size and amount of ground anchors) to receive the first part of the Burning Man grant. We will start booking our plane tickets very soon, DS10 people please make sure to confirm your attendance!!
The Fractal Cult (abstract) will have a thicker sub-structure which will transfer the loads of the cantilevers all the way down to a solid base anchored to the ground. The junctions could be similar to the Trada pavillion by RCD with hinges as well as notches.
For Shipwreck(abstract)we are exploring two options: Sectioning the hull with planar timber sheets or using a series of smaller members that would be laminated directly on fixed “ribs”.
More info very soon.
Couple projects from Ramboll Computational Design:
Belvedere Tree in action with Chromeo:
Stephen Melville presenting the Astana Presidential Library facade rationalization (with BIG)