Feb 5, 2016

Sheet Metal Tetrahedron

Also inspired by the primitive shapes, we made a sheet metal model of a shape that had been sliced to create voids and compartments within the shape. I picked the tetrahedron and sliced it twice to create an L-shaped piece.

Drawings showing the assembly, surfaces, and volumes of the shape.

Finished sheet metal model.

All connected with spot welds.

If walls could dream... they'd dream of metallic geometry.

Feb 3, 2016

Secret Compartment Cube

After making our primitives, we were put into groups to construct a cube with a "secret compartment" inside. The cube was to be made out of wood and a focus was to be put on the assembly of the cube and the process of making it.

The pieces of my subsection of the cube.

Our subsections coming together to form the whole cube.

Detail of the line weight.


Study models of my subsection.

My finished and stained cube subsection.





Final assembled cube.


If walls could dream... they'd dream of secret compartments.

Jan 18, 2016

Primitives

For our first project of the quarter, we went back to the basics, modeling the "primitive" shapes: a cube, a cylinder, a sphere, a cone, and a tetrahedron. 
Up next: new materials and new alterations to these shapes.


If walls could dream... they'd dream of going back to the basics of geometry.

Jan 6, 2016

Nov 23, 2015

Final Pier Model

We finally finished the pier! We tied all the sections together and hung them from the ceiling.


This is my final model:




The rectangular frames "float" on the water and move up and down with the tide.



There are three full pier models in all.


My section has a staircourt on either side.


It looks especially cool from the bottom with all of the joists.


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