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 & Requirements for 30. Nov.

Hi All

MIDTERM presentation (on 7.12) is approaching.
Wednesday 23.11 will serve as a preparation, see assignment 4 posted. Each group needs
1. a project name
2. a PDF showing images with the overall shape and modules geometry and gradation
3. a mockup approx. 1x1x1 m
Refer to assignment 4 for details

This is the group roster. Let me know if your name is not at the right place:

tomorrow-be on time-invited guest !

Hi All

Please be on time for the class tomorrow, because we will have to free up the space for the institute meeting at 11am.
Also, we will have an invited guest, Bence Pap from Studio Lynn to discuss your projects.
Each group should be able to talk/show/discuss about:

1. overall shape of the structure
2. module and gradation possibilities
3. material to be used

See you all tomorrow at 9am sharp !

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.