one foot in the grave.

“This Grasshopper definition was inspired by the structure for the new Pompidou-Metz Center by Shigeru Ban. The structure is said to be inspired by hexagonal weaving pattern found in traditional Chinese hats. This is a very common weaving pattern also found in things such as chairs. For a large scale structure, however, it is impractical to actually have the member be woven together. Instead, each direction of the members is layered on top of each other and then sandwiched together to create the supporting structure. This definition takes an input surface an maps a hexagonal grid along which the geometry is structured according to user input. “-the one, the only luis gill.

here is a link to his blog. i will upload the definition to blackboard.

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One Response to one foot in the grave.

  1. cabrinharch says:

    Interesting definition, but sigh, I thought you created it. In any event, the thing to do next is to apply it to different surfaces of your own. Also as we have discussed and I shared with images from designtoproduction, despite the beauty of the Metz, it is a heavy timber gridshell. Certainly elegant to boot, but does not really follow Otto’s lightweight principle. SO, how might you modify this definition with geodesics?

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