This intensive 4 day design/fabricate/build workshop explored digital form-finding techniques to produce a series of scaled architectural prototypes for freestanding pavilion structures. Two student teams each developed a proposal through dynamic meshrelaxation processes to simulate the formation of a tensioned membrane structure. A series of mesh panelization protocols were used to test various structural patterns which were materialized as rigid tessellated skin assemblies. Finally, protocols for automating the unrolling, naming, and nesting of components for cutting were implemented.
Instructors: Alvin Huang & Jason S. Johnson, SDA
Project Team: “[Inside]Out” by Sol Aasland, Xiaoyin Liu, Kurtis Nishiyama, Jason Sedar, Mike Ting, Donny Wolcott, Liyan Wong, “ReST: Relaxed Structural Tessellation” by Andrew Dejneka, Will Frank, Matthew Parker, Larissa Peter, Neal Philpsen, Bin Tian, Maricris Ussher
Location: University of Calgary EVDS
Status: Student Workshop
Year: February 2013