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A Human Centered Design Tool that Communicates Complex 3D Geometries

David TroetschelDavid Troetschel 01/12/2019 at 00:140 Comments

One of our major barriers to testing form finding exercises has been the sheer number of modules. Twenty-five is simply too much to handle at first, most people try to use only a few in repeating patterns. Unfortunately our current scale makes such structures large and unwieldy with little stability.

Since we hoping to increase the density of our material we can move to a smaller scale, this time with an average target side length of 3" with our thickness being half an inch.

This is a good opportunity to just move to a smaller module list, or several discrete solutions and eliminate from there. Again, we are using an applied voronoi pattern to a cube (initial condition 10x10x10 with between 4-7 elements.)

These are just a few solutions, but I am avoiding too dense of a point cloud which we have observed as having caused issues in the past. This is made with the below Grasshopper script.