March 11, 2007

Semester Project



どうしたら建てやすく (より安く より早く より楽しく) なるのか “分析” をして、その分析から導き出された結果でプレゼンテーションを行い、その結果にたどり着くまでが制限時間である。

I'm working on Dragonfly wing Installation for Tom Wiscombe + Buro Happold. Basically, it's a gigantic voronoi cantilever constructed with folded aluminum panels. If you see the final installation only, you might think it of another crazy sculpture.

The fun part is the process not the result itself. Setting up the geometry in CATIA allows us to run structural optimization. The parameters are "curvature of entire sculpture," "width of each voronai wall," and "size of each voronai cell."

"overall geometry," "number of voronoi," "material," and "points of cantilever" do not change. Computer doesn't solve everything with one click. It's all about how to setup the geometry. Without setting it up properly, without knowing the result we want, computer cannot think for us.

I'll keep you up-to-date on this project.

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