hope to be still in time aha
It is the tutors who have guided me along this path, and I have started to explore it.
Could be very interesting sure, maybe in the future
In fact, even if the solution used in the project is a metal skin, what interested me is not the technology used but the form and creative process behind it.
In addition, the material chosen in my case is not metallic but the concrete. The purpose of the project (at least at an academic level) is experimental, so it’s not meant to build!
But it’s a start.
Moreover the name of the seminar (performative) indicates the goal.
I try to explain: the research is to create a pavilion of a particular shape. (not in the style of our beloved Mies ahah) And the objective should be performance: it should be a unique material (or at least for most of the project at a structural and aesthetic level, let’s say), trying to develop to the maximum at the same time its formal, structural and aesthetic aspects.
So let’s come to us: the concept we explored is erosion.
Starting from nature, we had to transform this concept into a process to generate an architectural form.
So the tutors then suggested me the great Dark Side: topological optimisation.
I don’t want to be long but I just say.
The departure conditions are:
- a full volume (design space) that would be a pillar, for example;
- applied loads and constraints, and forces are generated within the pillar.
The aim is to reduce the amount of total material gradually used within the volume, and concentrate the material only along the force flows where the pillar is most stressed. This saves material, reduces the weight of the structure and creates a new “hollowed out” shape compared to the original volume: in this sense the concept of erosion.
How to do this?
They proposed the use of millipede plugin and at the beginning the results were not exciting but after a while we arrived at very particular shapes!
I’ll post something of my works…maybe i’ll do an other topic, because this has nothing to do with the facade!
Do you follow me into the dark side? @PeterFotiadis