I am doing an architectural project designing a tower (image 1). This tower has two double-curved facade, which unsurprisingly the client wants to map out using straight panels. For this requet, I used gh script to achieve by isotrim the double-curved srf, and project vertexes of each sub-srf onto one plane, so in this way, this double-curve srf is mapped out by straight panels. Afterwards i did some rotation of the panels as a design feature (image 2, model and script attached).
Then it comes another question-which i’m not sure how i should approach:)
- there is too many type of straight panel, to be accurate, each panel mapping the surface is slightly different. In this case, if we want to build the curtain wall facade exactly as the model is, the cost would be super (high)!
There are some case studies where the units are generalized into smaller number of type, as showed in Image 3-5. For my case for instance i could ‘catogoraize’ the panels in say four types according to their curvature etc… I wonder could anyone share some insights about how to reduce the number of panel type in grasshopper?
Thanx a lot!