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2013.SP.PRATT.712B :: Computer Aided Construction :: Parametric Assemblies

Posted on January 22, 2013

712B, Computer Aided Construction: Parametric Assemblies, introduces students to new ways architects can become active agents within the construction industry by leveraging computer-aided construction techniques being introduced in the production of building components and assemblies.  Courses are taught using Rhino3D, Grasshopper3D and RhinoCAM.  Manufacturing is executed in the Pratt Institute School of Architecture CNC Lab.

Related Demos & Weekly Assignments

Weekly Assignment #4, Due in Class, 2/19

Working individually or in teams of two, manufacture a functional stool from 1/2″ MDF using the techniques shown in this demo.  Each student or team of two will produce one set of deliverables.

Deliverables:
One 1:12 scale chipboard study model (using the laser cutter)
One 1:1 scale MDF stool
One photo of completed stool (any view) 1024×768 jpg file
(all digital files to be submitted to the course dropbox, named according to this convention LastFirst_SP2013_A712_waffleStool.ext)

Additional Grasshopper definitions can be found here: labeling, variable curve offsets, object orientation to the ground plane 

Weekly Assignment #3, Due in Class, 2/12

Working individually or in teams of two, manufacture at least two full scale puzzle pieces combining your prototype puzzles from week 2 with a textured surface as shown in this demo.  Each student or team of two will produce a minimum of two puzzle pieces. Material: 1/2″ MDF, Size: approximately 12″ x 12″ each piece.

Deliverables:
Two 12×12 MDF Puzzle Pieces
One 12×12 layout drawing (PDF)
One photo of puzzle pieces (any view) 1024×768 jpg file
(all digital files to be submitted to the course dropbox, named according to this convention LastFirst_SP2013_A712_IsoPuzzle.ext)

The textured surface can be based on an attractor setup as shown in this demo here, the premade attractor file available in the project files here, the texture you made in week 01 or some other texture you prefer.

 

Weekly Assignment #3, Due in Class, 2/12

Working individually or in teams of two, manufacture at least two full scale puzzle pieces combining your prototype puzzles from week 2 with a textured surface as shown in this demo.  Each student or team of two will produce a minimum of two puzzle pieces. Material: 1/2″ MDF, Size: approximately 12″ x 12″ each piece.

Deliverables:
Two 12×12 MDF Puzzle Pieces
One 12×12 layout drawing (PDF)
One photo of puzzle pieces (any view) 1024×768 jpg file
(all digital files to be submitted to the course dropbox, named according to this convention LastFirst_SP2013_A712_IsoPuzzle.ext)

The textured surface can be based on an attractor setup as shown in this demo here, the premade attractor file available in the project files here, the texture you made in week 01 or some other texture you prefer.

Weekly Assignment #2, Due in Class, 2/5

Working individually or in teams of two, prototype two 12×12 puzzles using the same techniques shown in this Voronoi Puzzle Demo.  Each student or team of two will produce two lasercut samples. Material: Chipboard, Size: 12″ x 12″

Deliverables:
Two 12×12 Chipboard puzzles
One 12×12 layout drawings (bring to class)
One photo of puzzle (any view) 1024×768 jpg file (submitted to the course dropbox, named according to this convention LastFirst_SP2013_A712_Puzzle.ext)

As a further study, students may wish to explore the use of etched patterning on the surface of the chipboard.  Also, this puzzle joint library definition will be useful.

Weekly Assignment #1, Due in Class, 1/29

Working individually or in teams of two, manufacture samples using the same techniques shown in this Isocurve Texture Demo.  Each student or team of two will produce one sample. Material: 1/2″ MDF Size: 12″ x 12″.

Deliverables:
One 12×12 MDF panel with texture (bring to class)
One photo of panel (any view) 1024×768 jpg file (submitted to the course dropbox, named according to this convention LastFirst_SP2013_A712_Isocurve.ext)

As a further study, students may wish to explore the production of two or more matched panels or alternative texturing techniques such as developing two or more crossing patterns to create more complex surface texture.

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