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.
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)
-decide on shape
-begin layout for explanation boards
–40 wood laths
—support pieces, 1×5 or plywood.
connection to moment frame
-buy stuff at home depot
-test finger joint in the shop
-ask about the bit for CNC
-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
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.