Friday, May 15, 2009
here's a timelapse animation i put together while completing a model to illustrate my intentions with the enclosure system. The first half is the fabrication of the screen wall.... the second half is an attempt at showing how the wall may react to various local stimulus by opening.
It's a little pschysophrenic at the end, but the intention is for a scaled effect across a lattice framework that will be responsive to the local environment. For example each panel will continually monitor the air within the machine shop for fumes, heat, humidity, etc. and based off a given set of parameters will react by opening up to allow for ventilation.
once i figure out how to digitally model this system some images will follow..... it's rough at this point, just trying to flush things out.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
South Elevation - Notice that the grid travels across the 3 shells. This ties the separate parts together. The gradient of interior spaces is evident from the outside.
From South West - The gradient of panels on the outside is varied and expresses interior flow patterns.
From South East
Courtyard from entrance with office enclosure on the right. Notice the difference in interior panels.
Interior of Machine Hall with fully opened interior panels.
This is still a work in progress and I hope to update the blog with better images when I find a computer that can actually render this geometry. Any advice on rendering would be helpful.