Undulating Lattices try to apply the design and fabrication of eccentric architectural assemblies through the collapsing of digital and analog approaches. By Utilizing advanced mixed reality software, and working in close collaboration with the architects and software developers at Fologram, my teammates and I utilize a range of hands-on design approaches and techniques specifically tuned to this type of software.
In order to design a wire-formed drapery piece, my teammates and I explored deep three-dimensional geometries, more specifically draperies and fabrics that will be constructed in space. We selected a swatch from Bernini Angels at the Ponte Sant' Angelo to rebuild as a starting point for exploration. Then, we transformed it through densely molded wireframe models shaped by hand and with small tabletop tools usable at home.
To precisely assemble this giant model with a high level of complexity, we exploit Fologram and Hololans to facilitate our hands. By blending the digital content with physical space, these mixed-reality tools move the design decision-making process from the digital modeling phase to the moment of fabrication - when material resistance and limitations are encountered. Mixed-reality tools are also environment-friendly since they can prompt an elaborated physical model without wasting materials and sophisticated drawings.
TIMELINE: Sep-Dec 2020
TOOLS: Maya, Rhino, Grasshopper, Fologram, After Effect, Hololens
Main Materials: styrene rod, Plastruct Plastic Weld, spray paint
Instructors: Dwayne Oyler, Gwyllim Jahn
Teaching Assistant: Burak Celik
Teammates: Dharsini Kalaiselvan Kovarthini Sekar