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while the real one renders..

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9 to 3 to 1

Greg, Steven, and Valentin used the grasshopper definition to generate three different alternatives each. From the 9 iterations, we narrowed this down to 3 that we are fabricating to place on the simpson strong tie model. From this we will decide which one we will build full scale.

The final 3 here:

It is important to note that all of these iterations came from a single grasshopper definition.  Many curved surface alternatives can be generated from the definition. The definition tests for failure through a curvature circle analysis and uses straight segment laths (by extracting the geodesics from the surface)

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Timeline for Rainscreen

-Finish model
-decide on shape
-begin layout for explanation boards

Shopping List
–40 wood laths
—support pieces, 1×5 or plywood.
connection to moment frame
–gorilla glue
–3/8 bolts

-buy stuff at home depot
-test finger joint in the shop
-ask about the bit for CNC
-make angles
-set up CNC file for the plywood supports


for full scale
-work on making laths
-CNC plywood supports
-get grasshopper to generate a spreadsheet?
-Mark’s note: gorilla glue needs time to dry


for full scale
-finish up making laths

–explanation/ reasons for this research
–grasshopper definition explained

-put together full scale mock up on the simpson strong tie
-finish and print boards

-Parametric Wood Show @ Material Demonstration Lab, Time: tbd by Mark

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its been a long day.

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Gridshell Canopy

Gridshell in a Park. The columns are sampled from the normal to the surface, and any column whose angle is within 8 degrees of vertical is used. So, where the surface is most parallel to the ground, the columns will emerge. Just some playing around, tell me what you think.

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