Final Presentation on 31st January 2012

Many Thanks to the Jury Georg, Robert, Hugo, Bence, Reiner, Sophie & Richard
and to All Students


Finally there…

Hi All

Congratulations on your studio finals.
The DigDesFab Final Presentation ist set for TUESDAY 31st January, 9am in the grey courtyard. The prospective Jury will be composed of Reiner Zettl, Robert Neumayr, Bernhard Sommer, Jörg Hugo, Georg Grasser.
Please be prepared on time to present your projects (there will be a projector set up) digitally and physically, check the requirements sent out last week. Here are some last comments for each group:

Paper Efflorescence:
good to go, full size model should be ready
Patrick (Tetrahedrons):
you need a good name.
your files HAVE TO BE LASERCUT out of metal Monday morning, assemble as many modules as possible till Tuesday morning.
no cardboard ! The more the jury sees of the finished full size metal model, the better.
Show your concepts, design attempts and experiments with Fibre C. Talk about success & failure. I will send you the photos from the Rosenheim session.
Good to go, full size lasercut model (HP Surface) should be ready. Hope it will stand.

This is my last post.
Check the Finals requirements on the blog. I will be there on Monday morning, let me know any questions/problems

Good luck

MIDTERM Requirements

Hi All

The Midterm Jury will discuss your projects on Wed 7.12 / 9-11am

Each one the four groups (see group list posted) should present for about 10-15min, then we will have 15-20 min of discussion. These are the requirements for your presentations:

1. Projected PPT/PDF

1.1 Give your Project a Name !
1.2 Reference Examples:
Show selected slides from the reference examples you analysed. You can choose relevant material from any of the material on the blog, even from other groups. The analysis phase is a collaborative effort.
1.3 Design module
Show and explain your module and the respective potential on geometrical modifications
1.4 Design shape (Pavilion Structure)
Show and explain your proposal for the overall shape composed by the modules. Define a scale for the structure (basic dimensions in meters).
1.5 Joints/Connections between Modules
Explain your joining strategy. You should test this in 1:1 models
1.6 Project Management
Each team should have three different persons selected by the group for:
Project Manager: responsible for overall development issues (time/costs/ressources, etc)
Design Manager: responsible for design issues (shape/virtual modelling/design qualities, etc)
Fabrication Manager: responsible for fabrication issues (material/joints/fab strategy, etc)
1.7 Statistics
In order to discuss fabrication feasability,each group should provide information on:
Number of modules
m2 of material to be used
total cost estimate of the material to be used
contact of a company (you should already get in touch with them / ask for delivery deadlines)
1.8 Additional Material
Diagrams/Analysis (Karamba, etc)
Imagery, etc

2. Physical Model

Each group should have a part (approx. 1x1x1m) of the pavilion structure built with the intended material (if not fibreC) in 1:1 scale. Here we should be able to judge the
2.1 Stability of the structure
2.2 Solution for the joints (structural and design quality)

As good reference, check the following book:
“Digital Fabrications” by Lisa Iwamoto

Presentation: Wed 7.12 / 9-11am in Sem A
Jury: Klaus Bollinger (parttime), Robert Neumayr, Bence Pap, Jörg Hugo


Groups this Wednesday 23.11

Hi All

Please send me your teams and names for the Wednesday session. I spoke with the facility management, we will be able to work and leave our models in the Seminarraum A (orderly). For this Wednesday, each group should have a draft design for the overall shape of the structure (in rhino/grasshopper), and should build a 1:1 mockup of 3-4 modules (physical model with joints).

Let me know any questions, see you on Wednesday 9am in Seminarraum A

Workshop: Karamba this Wednesday pm in ZG24

This Wednesday the Structural Department will organize a lecture and workshop regarding the use of “Karamba”.
“Karamba” is a parametric plugin for Rhino Grashopper facilitating integrated structural analyzes within the 3D design process, developed by Clemens Preisinger in cooperation with Grohmann-Bollinger-Schneider ZTGmbh Vienna.
Clemens Preisinger, Arne Hofmann and Moritz Heimrath will host the event on Wednesday 23.11. 13:00-18:00 in ZG 24 (Zwischengeschoss, Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 3).

Please install the latest Rhino Grasshopper and “Karamba” release (see link below) PRIOR to class on your laptop.

Workshop 3 Grasshopper SAT 1pm HS 5

Ladies & Gentlemen !
Third (and last) opportunity to take part in the Grasshopper Workshops !
This Saturday at 1pm in HS5 (Neubau, 1st floor) with Jan !
Also, for all the remaining groups: upload your work (incl. downloadable PDF and some model photos) till the weekend !
If you want to upload files with special filetypes (everything else than doc, pdf, jpg, tiff,etc), use free public server space (e.g. Dropbox) and post the upload link.