Arch 108 DCII Spring 2018

DC II_ Systems and Assemblances

Number and title: Arch 108-03 – DC II


Instructor info: Alphonso Peluso

Syllabus: DC_II_Syllabus_SP18

Course Description:
This course will focus on 3D modeling of geometric components in Architecture and design. Computer 3D Modeling types covered are: Explicit Modeling, Nurbs Surface Modeling and Basic Computer Rendering.

Class 01: Introduction to Geometry Types _ Export 2D for Presentation
Geometry Types: Points, Curves, Surfaces, Polysurfaces, Meshes
Export 2D: Export/Import to Adobe Illustrator _  Layers, Artboards, Lineweight, Fill, Stroke

Homework 01: DCII_HW01

Homework Examples:

HW-01 Example-01

HW-01 Example-02

HW-01 Example-03

HW-01 Example-04

Reading 01:

Polyhedra Primer Ch1, Pearce & Pearce
Polyhedra Primer Ch2, Pearce & Pearce





Class 02: Surfaces _ Surface Editing _ Export 3D to 2DSurfaces 
Surfaces: Planar Surface, Ruled Surface, Loft, Sweep 1 & 2, Revolve, Polysurface creation Surface Editing: Points on, Edit Points on, Gumball, Scale 1D 2D 3D
Export 3D to 2D: Make 2D, Export/Import to Adobe Illustrator

Homework 02: DCII_HW02

Architectural Geometry ‘SURFACES’
‘Surfaces’ Greg Lynn and Mark Foster Gage
Innovative Surface Structures Martin Bechthold

Video -01


Class 03: Extrusions _ Construction Planes _ Rendering Resolution (Pixels Explained)
Extrusion Types: Surface Extrusion, Solid Extrusion, Plan & Elevation Extrusions Construction Planes: World Construction Planes _ Top, Right, Left, Front, Bank, 3 Point Construction Plane, Construction Plane by Object, Project to C Plane
Rendering: Setting up a Camera and Sunlight #01

Homework 03: DCII_HW03

Engel Structure Systems Chapter 03
Moussavi The Function of Form Chapter 01

Video 1:

Video 2:


Class-04: Polyhedra  _ Homework Critique _ Idea Shop Tour
Polyhedra: Platonic solids, Dihedral angle, Rotate 3D

Homework 04: DCII_HW04

Homework Samples – Sample-01 _ Sample-02 _ Sample-03

Polyhedra Primer Ch3, Pearce & Pearce

Resource Material:
The Platonic Solids





Class -05: Solids _ Boolean Operations _ Rendering: Sunlight Setup #02
Solids: Box, Sphere, Cylinder, Custom Solid, Solid Point On Boolean Operations: Union, Intersection, Difference, Split


Class-06: Rhino Section Perspective _ 3D Print Best Practices _ Work in Class


Class-07: Work in Class


Class-08: Midterm Presentations

Midterm Assignment: DCII_SP18_Midterm


Class-09: Shell Structures Part 01 _ Rendering: Materials Part 02
Shell Structures: Cylindrical Shell, Trim, Offset, Join, Extrude Crv, Mirror,  Dome Shells: Revolve, Arc (Start End Radius)(3 Point), Revolve, Parabola, Hyperbola, Network Crvs Srf

Homework 05: DCII_HW05

Function of Form-Shell Systems-Farshid Moussavi
Structure Systems-Shell Structures-Heino Engel

Shell Structure Tessellations Videos




Class-10: Intro to Parametric Design (Rhino + Grasshopper) _ Pneumatic Structures
Points, Curves, Domain, Parametric relationships, Region, Point Cloud

Homework 06: DCII_HW06

Function of Form-Pneumatic Membranes-Farshid Moussavi
Structure Systems-Pneumatic Structures-Heino Engel

Pneumatic Membrane Tessellation Videos:




Class-11: No Class


Class-12: Intro to Parametric Design (Rhino + Grasshopper) _ Surface Modeling
Surface Domain, Unit Morphing

Homework 07: DCII_HW07


Class-13: MCHAP Emerge Presentations


Class-14: Algorithmic Logic Diagramming, Intersections, Trim, Booleans



Final Assignment: DCII_SP18_Final