Saturday, August 18, 2007

voronoi cells

testing surface patterns through applying a voronoi script on to a surface.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rhino introduction class 2

here are the results of the second day of rhino introduction class.

following the development of the previous class, we developed a surface, extracted the contours to create the structure, and re-applied a pattern to surface. this exercise shows how to extract information from a complex surface that can be used to develop structural placement.

Rhino introduction class

Aug. 14-15 I tought an introduction class to Rhino for SOM employees, as part of in-house training. students varied from fresh beginners to intermediate users. lesson covered basic introduction of user interface to more advanced surface modeling. as a formal experiment and example of creating complex surface patterns for potential facade or screen design, outcome of the class is shown in the following renderings.

[rendered in Vray for Rhino 4]

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Glass pavilion

proposal for a glass pavilion generated as an abstract representation of the existing topography.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Q4 pavilion

2005 post-graduate thesis at the Architectural Association Design Research Lab [DRL], London, done in conjunction with Diego Rosales, Yan Gao, & Hsun-Hui Yang. brief was to design a dynamic pavilion for the southbank on the river thames. for full thesis

Friday, August 10, 2007

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion - Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher

construction photos taken earlier this year by manuela gatto, project architect.

view of the central, 3m thick, pilecap with steel frame that form the 'belly' of the collage of pod 4

façade mockup showing the tile pattern, window openings, & primary gutters.

Zaragoza Bridge Pavilion - Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher

the bridge pavilion was commissioned as the 'iconic' entrance to the 2008 world expo in zaragoza, españa. 300m long with 2 levels, it is composed of 4 pods: 2 & 4 being the central , open-aired pedestrian passage flanked by pods 1 & 4 on both sides. the bridge will house a water conservation exhibition on the upper levels.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

triangulated chair

a few renderings of the first prototype.