digital fabrication/ hexagon exercise 1 team 8

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Group 15_ Milled Collage

Our purpose is to create a contrast between four monochrome surfaces and a multi-colored surface situated in the middle. In the modeling procedure the four surfaces have a slope which causes a shade and at the same time the middle surface consists of distorted pyramids defined through a Grasshopper definition. The pattern of the pyramids allows different colors of valchromat to show. We created sloped contour lines on the four monochrome surfaces which are parallel to the inner edges. For the multi colored surface in the middle, we created dense contour lines on the pyramids.

for more details see the link > PRESENTATION, PDF

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Barcelona Port is in the edge of the city where different flows and fixities coexist together. The suggestion that different footage took from the port gave to us was the notion of the border. Boundaries or limits are part of the natural and urban composition that could be considered as negotiators between elements and actions; flows and fixities. The perception of the border is predominant in a port. Besides the idea that a port is the limit between the water and the land, it also means political, urban, social and economic boundaries.

The concept of the first approach we developed from the site was a visual record of all the type of limits we found in the port. The waterfront is a limit between the land and the water that has been shaped through the time. Also we found important to refer Kevin Lynch description of borders: “Borders are linear elements

not used or considered as paths by the observer.They are the boundaries between two phases, linear breaks in the continuity. These border elements are for many people importan organizing featureas, particularly in the role of holding together generalized areas”. For us, this concept is very important in order to understand the image of borders that cities have and maybe rethink it.

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Folding paper/cardboard lamp

The aime of this project was to understand the behaviour of material with folding technique and what limitations we were facing with this material. In our case it was cardboard/paper. Hence with a 1mm thick black cardboard, we created a lamp which explored the possibillityes of structuring with a cardboard. We figured out a way to make a very rigid structure by folding the cardboard in a triangle. Exploring different sizes and we concluded in using the same size of triangles throughout the lamp and making the structure by composing those triangles on top of a solid base holding the light bulp.

The lamp gives a mixture of a direct light and diffused. Being able to see the bulp from some corners

- Emily Santos, Hulda Jónsdóttir and Minu Surana

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3d Printing – Group 17

Motion was the main theme in the printed object, and aim to create a dynamic representation of the space. The idea was inspired from the mechanical (reciprocating) engines and the sequential movement between engine parts (cylinders and rods). The object consists of five joints, two different types, and ten steel rods. Moving one of the rods will cause the middle cylinder to rotate and to move the whole system.

Descriptions :
Type 1
• 3 pieces; one cylinder 18mm, two connecters one each side, two cylinders 12mm.
• 36 mm width.
• 30.6 mm height.
• 12 mm movement range.
Type 2
• 3 pieces; one cylinder 18mm, one connector one slot, two cylinders one with connector one with slot 12mm.
• 40 mm width.
• 30.6 mm height.
• 16 mm movement range.

Presentation (PDF)

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