Saturday, February 22, 2014

Andrew Delle Bovi: Asn5: Framework Forms / Structurings

Two splines, one drawn in plane one drawn in elevation were combined to create a
three-dimensional spline. This spline was divided into 20 points and rotated along an axis 7 times. A second line drawn along those divided points and that line divided and rotated and the process repeated for a third time. Thus creating a primary, secondary tertiary structural relationship.













Manipulating the original two splines creates variation in the 
final form.

overlay 

Manipulating the spline I noticed that the form gets to a point in which
 it folds in on itself and then unfolds creating a spherical-like shape.



STAAD - Trials, analysis, and animations coming soon.....

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Andrew Delle Bovi: Reading 004: Practices

Practices: Architectural and Engineering Applications of Digital and Manufacturaing

CAD/CAM In the Business of ARchitecture, Engineering and Construction

Andrew Chazar and James Glymph


Andre Chazar and James Glymph touch upon the introduction of digital design and its possible ramifications in the realm of architecture, engineering and construction. An important question raised in the article is that of ownership and responsibility. While the design and construction of buildings is highly governed by regulations and contracts in the present world, digital work strives to go beyond these restraints and reshape what can be done today. Thus when a project is permitted to go beyond the regulations a sense of ownership is reclaimed by the design team.

Another intriguing point brought up within the reading was the current status of collaborative design within the collected fields required for building. Normally in current educational system we find that architects, engineers, and construction students do not collaborate with each other, rarely is there even overlaps in the computer programs that each uses. The point is raised that often most buildings that achieve high level of design, aside from a design-build project, requires a common level of agreement and ambition between all parties, which commonly contributes to a client’s agreement to follow through with the proposal.


Opposite to that argument another point is raised that Architects could and should use new digital design tools to gain leverage within the built world. An example SHoP’s built work of the Porterhouse is later discussed to show how the Architect can begin to expand its territory of responsibilities within the construction field. The example with the Porterhouse is their ingenious use of a three size panel facade system, in which they both design and fabricate in-house ultimately providing large savings in construction finances. It is also noted that no shop drawings were needed because all of the processes of these panels, from design to fabrication, was through digital software that can read three-dimensional geometry.

Andrew Delle Bovi : Asn4 : Folding Forms


 Panel Sketch






Framework Sketch


 Compiled sketch showing all constraints. Two Angle parameters control the variable folding outcomes.






manipulating frame work angle from 5-45 degree, panel angle fixed to 45 degrees 

 manipulating panel angle from 5-45 degree, frame work angle fixed to 45 degrees

manipulating frame work angle from 45 degrees to 85 degrees, panel angle remains constant 5 degrees.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Andrew Delle Bovi : Asn3 : Emergent Form

This assignment works with the idea of generating three unique components and then studying a rotational relationship between all three when joined together. It is an generative design process in that the nature of the outcome is indeterminable before composing the study.

component 001

component 002

component 003






Full 360 degree rotation overlay [whole model]




Full 360 degree rotation overlay [zoomed at fixed point]


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Andrew Delle Bovi : Asn1 : Sketching the Plan

 An attempt at modeling the section of the IBM Pavilion designed by Renzo Piano











 Modeling a Theo Jansen Leg











Modeling a Nautilus Shell Structure and working with the Golden Ratio





Andrew Delle Bovi : Asn2 : From Flat to Surface

Base Section that can be manipulated all measurements linked to a parameter.
Section duplicated along a curve  with each assigned a parameter number.
large to small to large
large to small
random section sizes
random section sizes
small to large to small to large