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Happy new year! We are back and had our first tutorials session today. Students are submitting their portfolio on Tuesday and have started the last brief (see all our briefs for the year here). Here are two projects which are worth sharing for the following reasons:

  • Ieva Ciocyte’s elevation and plan drawings are very clear, with attention to details: traced Burning Man people, perfect shadows and lineweights, labels and dimensions. It just looks good.
  • Andrei Jipa manipulated the G-Code of his 3D Prints to create a continuous extrusion. Instead of slicing the prints horizontally, he generated a print path that follows the geometry and goes up in a spiral.

More beautiful projects on Tuesday evening!

Elevation 1 - Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Tower

Elevation  1  – Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Components Tower

Elevation 1 - Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Tower

Elevation 2 – Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Components Tower

Plan - Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Tower

Plan – Ieva Ciocyte Interlocking Plywood Components Tower

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed intersecting component - Strange Attractors

Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed intersecting components made from a custom G-Code and used for his Strange Attractors pavilion

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed intersecting component - Strange Attractors

Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed intersecting components made from a custom G-Code and used for his Strange Attractors pavilion

Andrei Jippa's 3D printed intersecting component - Strange Attractors

Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed intersecting components made from a custom G-Code and used for his Strange Attractors pavilion

We just finished our last tutorials of the first term! Congratulations to all the students for the great three months and looking forward to the remaining two terms.

Students completed both briefs (brief01:systems and brief2A:festival) and are starting the case studies of events as part of our last brief (brief2B:realise).

Here are couple pictures of the projects we have seen during the last tutorials. Where do you suggest building the structures over the summer?

Merry Christmas & best wishes for the New Year!!

John Konings's towering gridshell.

John Konings’s towering gridshell.

John Konings's towering gridshell.

John Konings’s towering gridshell.

John Konings's towering gridshell.

John Konings’s towering gridshell.

Andres Jippa's 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory's strange attractors.

Andres Jippa’s 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory’s strange attractors.

Andres Jippa's 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory's strange attractors.

Andres Jippa’s 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory’s strange attractors.

Andres Jippa's 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory's strange attractors.

Andres Jippa’s 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory’s strange attractors.

Andres Jippa's 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory's strange attractors.

Andres Jippa’s 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory’s strange attractors.

Andres Jippa's 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory's strange attractors.

Andres Jippa’s 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory’s strange attractors.

Andres Jippa's 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory's strange attractors. Construction Component.

Andres Jippa’s 3D prints, driven by Chaos theory’s strange attractors. Construction Component.

Henry Turner's Curved Intersecting Plywood Wave Structure

Henry Turner’s Curved Intersecting Plywood Wave Structure

Ieva Ciocyte's Flame Tower made of Intersecting plywood components

Ieva Ciocyte’s Flame Tower made of Intersecting plywood components

Sarah Shuttleworth's Moebius Strips made of Steel Stars.

Sarah Shuttleworth’s Moebius Strips made of Steel Stars.

William Garforth-Bless' Bamboo Hammock Amphitheatre

William Garforth-Bless’ Bamboo Hammock Amphitheatre

William Garforth-Bless' Bamboo Hammock Amphitheatre

William Garforth-Bless’ Bamboo Hammock Amphitheatre

Here are all the webinars given by David Rutten, the creator of Grasshopper:

Introduction to Grasshopper with David Rutten:

David Rutten’s Introduction to Grasshopper Webinar:

Advanced Topics in Grasshopper:

You can also access Rhino tutorials on their Vimeo Channel (https://vimeo.com/rhino). You will see amazing tutorials such as an intro to the Scan & Solve structural analysis (Michael Clarke wrote a post on it previously: https://wewanttolearn.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/scan-and-solve-for-rhino/):

Welcome to Freeform Modeling In Rhino

 

Here are couple pictures taken during the two last tutorial sessions. Promising breakthroughs from several students. Time to create a believable proposal (including large model and drawings) for Burning Man or any other festival.

Shiren Pattel's helicoidal tower inspired by Manual Baez

Dhiren Pattel’s helicoidal tower inspired by Manual Baez

Ieva Ciocyte's Euclid Tower

Ieva Ciocyte’s Euclid Tower

Ieva Ciocyte's Euclid Tower

Ieva Ciocyte’s Euclid Tower

Jessica Beagleman's study of the Zome structure

Jessica Beagleman’s study of the Zome structure

Josh Haywood is applying the Hankin's method to the Muqarnas

Josh Haywood is applying the Hankin’s method to the Muqarnas

Paul Thorpe's Modular plywood Tower

Paul Thorpe’s Modular plywood Tower

Garis Lu's Motors accelerate with proximity sensors

Garis Lu’s Motors accelerate with proximity sensors

Another wonderful Thursday! Here are some pictures of the day. Keep it up guys, beautiful work.

Andrei Jippa's RepRap 3d printed radiolarias with digital model

Andrei Jipa’s RepRap 3d printed radiolarias with digital model

Andrei Jippa's 3d printed radiolarias with some variations of one type.

Andrei Jipa’s RepRap 3d printed radiolarias with some variations of one type.

Lorna Jackson's beautiful catenary and puffy fabric Roofs

Lorna Jackson’s beautiful catenary and puffy fabric Roofs

Paul Thorpe's innovative reciprocal frame

Joe Leach’s innovative reciprocal frame

Garis Lu's diagrams of the standing waves using physics in the computer.

Garis Iu’s diagrams of the standing waves using physics in the computer.

Charloote Yates' Muira Ori Pattern Origami

Charloote Yates’ Muira Ori Pattern Origami

Henry Turner's laser cut See Urchin Skin

Henry Turner’s laser cut See Urchin Skin

Sarah Shuttleworth's Hankin-Inspired Perspex Models

Sarah Shuttleworth’s Hankin-Inspired Perspex Models

Exciting Thursday as usual! Here are pictures of some of the best work we’ve seen yesterday. Students now have two weeks to explore their systems before the first crit which marks the end of our Brief01:Systems.

Will Garforth-Bless and his bamboo structures inspired by Manuel A. Baez

Will Garforth-Bless and his bamboo structures inspired by Manuel A. Baez

Garis Lu's standing wave experiments with strings and motors.

Garis Iu’s standing wave experiments with strings and motors.

Mark Simpson's creative study of diamond cuts

Mark Simpson’s creative study of diamond cuts

Ieva Ciocyte's creative study of Euclid's algorithm.

Ieva Ciocyte’s creative study of Euclid’s algorithm.

Naomi Danos's digital and physical study of the brain coral

Naomi Danos’s digital and physical study of the brain coral