Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


some work from earlier this morning...finally got a chance to modo after being in China

working now on getting the form less....toothlike...but working with the same stacking interlocking principle

need to finalize soon

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

We created a vessel design that nests its top into the sides of its bottom, allowing for a tighter aggregation. These renderings include a light on the inside of each vessel.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

interation for printing

this uses the same 3 part mold system and aggregation as shown in earlier posts

dogbone update

finessing the lobe style and aggregation

updated bi-porus object

updated finessed form, aggregation creates a porus surface while still creating and interior negative space within the cluster. Form requires a 3 part mold.


Working off the ideas of a heterogenious surface formed by freestanding masonry style aggregation we have come up with a dogbone system. The lobes provide containment and a porus surface while the spanners allow interior flows (plants or wires) The entire piece could be stacked or hung and held in compression by elastic. We arn't happy with the symetry of the nodes in the lobe and are finessing the aggregation method.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rhizo-Mold Making

I think this works. Our triple-cylinder form has only circular cross sections, or very close to it. By contouring the cylinders axially in Rhino, making a curve connecting their respective center points, and then lofting the three curves, an undulating plane is obtained that passes through the diameter of every cross section.

To fabricate this mold, our first notion is to print the primary form as well as the dividing plane.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

zomedrome v.4

final form of the rhizome, which now aggregates vertically on a suspended wire or filament. by flipping and rotating it, greater or lesser density can be generated in a given area of the aggregation.

we're currently working on creating the two-part mold drawings/files. previous versions proved impossible to split effectively, leading to the more restrained form of the present version.

Coral Aggregation -- Marisha & Micah


The idea for this assignment was inspired from several precedents from nature. Although they are somewhat different in shape and physical form, they share a few central themes. The first is that they all sprout from a source in which they are firmly rooted to. The second is that they all had one end that was thick and one end that was thin, with one reaching out while the other stayed grounded.
From there, we decided that the vessel would contain two elements, light and water (light being the primary element and water and secondary). The vessels shape allows us to insert a candle from the top which would float on a bed of water. Here is where we are so far...