003. CED

Underlying research: non.Automized structural optimization process for an architectural form based upon quasi-random systems. Workflow for sculptural design and rapid-prototyping techniques. Degree thesis component project

Final tesis component project

The structure was designed looking for a permeable space to delimit the cultural actions realised in the campus from daily life activities. The cover was generated via deconstructing the space and structure containing it.

The first sketches were generated from the intention of creating an space that would continuously give the feeling of an ever-flowing space, going from an open space to become a stage or a theatre.

The form-finding geometric was establish through different structures that would allow a dynamic and organic surface behaviour.

Through a digital modelling software (Luxology Modo) a free shape was generated  mirroring the semi-random pattern of a textile swatch floating in the middle air. Based on this a metallic mesh was structured responding to each zone specific efforts. A recurrent structural optimisation principle was investigated and implemented from a random pattern through a non-automated process allowing designer changes in the final outcome as he/she sees fit.

The information generated during the design process was integrated into a workflow allowing the use of rapid prototyping techniques. This strategy streamlined the whole process for there was a bunch of physical mockups, in 1:500 and 1:250 scale, available at every design stage.