Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Diagram shows the minimum and maximum rage of changes in area of surface
in relation to the changes in degree of rotation.
Vertical connections allow to grow z direction and changes its topological condition
which is from surface oriented condition to cellular system.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Phase 1 - Elevation
Phase 1 - Plan
Phase 1 - Prototype is compressed and anchored to one end of the axis; taking place during normal means. All links are clustered together. The line is collapsed.
Phase 2 - Elevation
Phase 2 - Plan
Phase 2 - Prototype is expanding and approaching opposite ends of the axis; this taking place during rising water means. Dragging the line begins.
Phase 3 - Elevation
Phase 3 - Plan
Phase 3 - Prototype is fully expanded and anchored to opposite ends of the axis; this taking place during high water means. Tension is placed on all members; the line is dragged out.
Aggregation Model 1:
this model takes a lattice connected with pivot connections and uses circles of varying circumfrences connected at their tangents. This deforms the original lattice and creates areas of more density and rigidity.
Beginning of Aggregation Model 2:
This takes a similar logic to the first model, but the lattice is less defined and can easily grow in the Z direction, and/or branch off in plan.
This is a series of 3 different froms. They conssist of an intial 3 point object followed by a 4 point object, and finally a 5 point object. They are to be overlayed to create an object that is "blossoming around a center core. The blossom would expand or contract based on the amount of water being absorbed or released
I was testing 2 variations. Changes of rotational angle allow the modules to expand horizontally.
Two different types of connection create different conditions, one has void in the center of group and grow diagonally, and other connection which is mirrored connection doesn’t create void in between and grow x, y direction.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
VP14 - Plan
VP14 - Elevation
VP14 - Elevation
With medium length tubes creating the link, assembly of the prototype easily expands longitudinally on an axis. Further development could allow the system to expand in width.
VP13 - Varying Loops Dependant on Length
VP13 - Plan
VP13 - Elevation
Composed of two linked tubes anchored by bolt(s), the shorter the link is the less flexible and less chance for other links to join. With increase in length, there is enough flexibility for other links to attach and create a matrix.
Responds to current flow and landscape, surface intended to respond to water flow. Compressible openings respond to sediment capture and water (flow) diversion.
Scale of module component(s) based on range of intensities (ie: longer modules closer to coastline/nearer heavier flows to allow for more range, smaller modules farther out where properties are less intense)
Monday, January 21, 2008
VP12 Elevation Compressed
VP12 Plan Compressed
Composed of multiple singles tube which stretches across a field of two parallel axes. System expands down the axes as external flood levels rise. Braids of tubing allow the system to stretch as it expands, taking the adjacent links.
Composed of a single circular ring which braids and connects to adjacent rings, internally connected throughout. Three or more vertical supports anchor the system to the ground plane; this prototype uses four anchoring supports. External forces allow the system to raise and expand via rising flood levels.