Arch 436 Advanced Modeling Fall 2019

Advanced Modeling

Course Description:
This course will focus on 3D modeling of complex geometric components in Architecture and design.
Concepts explored will concentrate on the advancement of digital design as an iterative process.
Various modeling types covered are: Parametric Modeling, Generative Modeling, Responsive Modeling and Form Finding.

Prerequisite: DC 3 or permission to take the course

CLASS LIST

Syllabus:

Arch 436_FA19_Syllabus

Professor:

Alphonso Peluso: peluso@iit.edu

 

Past Final Examples:

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Spring 2018

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Fall 2017

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Spring 2017

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Fall 2016

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Spring 2016

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Fall 2015

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Summer 2015

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Fall 2014

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Summer 2014

Past Student Work – Arch 436 – Summer 2013

 

Past Midterm Examples:

Midterm Examples: Spring 2019

Midterm Examples: Fall 2018

Midterm Examples: Summer 2018 (this is Summer Final but semester was only 6 weeks)

Midterm Examples: Spring 2018

Midterm Examples: Fall 2017

Midterm Examples: Summer 2017 (this is Summer Final but semester was only 6 weeks)

Midterm Examples: Spring 2017

Midterm Examples: Fall 2016

Midterm Examples: Summer 2016

Midterm Examples: Spring 2016

 

Past Homework Examples:

Alexis Arias

Graham Bowman

Kailey Jennings

Carson Reynolds (Summer Semester)

Zhanhang Xu (Summer Semester)

Erez Krengel (Summer Semester)

Miguel Herreras

Denis Serdyukov

Daniel Marquina De La Fuente

Minsung Kim

Carmen Rubio

Mario Serrano

Jose Carrillo Garcia (good graphic layout)

Jacobo Medina

Mikel Berra

Oksana Sutula

Yechi Zhang  (good final example)

Melina M. De Oliveira Sanchez

Bishrelt Solongo

Daniel De Souza Goncalves

 

Class Tutorials and Assignments:

Class-01:  Introduction _ Interface _ Geometry Types _ Nurbs
What is Rhino Grasshopper 3D?
What Is Grasshopper Good For?

Assignment 01

Arch436_Assignment_01

 

Videos:

 

Portal Instructions:

 

Class-02: Build a Strong Foundation in Grasshopper
Generating Multiple Values
( Series ) _ ( Range ) _ ( Domain ) _ ( Random ) ( Graph Mapper )
Generative Components
( Iso Trim ) _ ( Divide Domain 2 ) _ ( Morph Box )
( Surface Box)

 

Assignment 02

Arch436_Assignment_02

 

 

 

 

Class-03: Rhino 3D and Grasshopper 3D Surface Manipulation
Parametric Case Study – UnStudio Burnham Pavilion
Paneling Tools 2.5D
Paneling Tools 3D

Assignment 03

Arch436_Assignment_03

Video

 

Class-04: Data Trees #01
Parametric Case Study – Absolute Towers Mad Arch
GraphMapper
Parametric Shell Structure Tessellation
Parametric Folded Plate Tessellation

Assignment 04

Arch436_Assignment_04

Readings

Structure Systems-Surface Active-Heino Engel
Function of Form Plate Tessellation FarshidMoussavi

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

 

 

Parametric Case Study – Absolute Towers Mad Arch Video:

 

Folded Plate Video: (Please note: At the end of the video use Graft Tree (creates a Data Tree) Instead of Cross Reference)

Shell Structure Tessellation Video

 

 

Class-05: Paneling Tools Effects (Attractors) _ Idea Shop Authorization and ZCorp demo

Assignment 05

Arch436_Assignment_05

Resource Materials:
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/curvature-and-strength-empzeal/
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GaussianCurvature.html
http://brickisland.net/cs177/?p=144

 

Class-06: Computational Form Finding  _ Intro to Kangaroo (Physics Engine)

Assignment 06

Arch436_Assignment_06

Case Study – ShellStar Pavilion by Matsys

Shellstar Pavilion: Shellstar Pavilion Case Study

Shellstar Video:

Shell Star Assembly and Construction from Riyad Joucka on Vimeo.

Assignment-06 – Arch 436_HW06

Kangaroo 2 plug-in Website: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/group/kangaroo

Daniel Piker’s Blog (creator of Kangaroo plug-in) https://spacesymmetrystructure.wordpress.com/

Readings:

Reading: FORM_FINDING.pdf

Reading: ISS101  ( Form Finding and Analysis )

Reading: ISS201 ( Concepts to Constructs )

Case Studies: ENGEL_Form_Finding

isler-diagrams

Image Source:  The Engineer’s Contribution to Contemporary Architecture HEINZ ISLER by John Chilton, Riba Publications

 

Class-07: Computational Form Finding with Kangaroo 2 continued _ Mesh Repairs _ Mesh to Surface _ Anchor point manipulation

 

Class-08: Work in Class

 

Class-09: Work in Class

 

MIDTERM ASSIGNMENT: Arch 436_FA19_Midterm

Idea Shop Wiki: https://wiki.ideashop.iit.edu/index.php?title=Main_Page

Idea Shop Fixing .STL’s: https://wiki.ideashop.iit.edu/index.php?title=Fixing_STLs

Netfabb link: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/netfabb-premium

https://www.autodesk.com/products/netfabb/overview

 

Class-10: Midterm Presentation

 

Class-11– Computational Form Finding with Karamba #01 _ FEA ( Finite Element Analysis )

Assignment -07 – Arch436_Assignment_07

Karamba download: http://www.karamba3d.com/download/

 

Karamba Form Finding Video

 

Class-12– Computational Form Finding with Karamba #02 _ FEA ( Finite Element Analysis )

Wind and Gravity Analysis and Intro to Optimization

 

FINAL ASSIGNMENT: Arch 436_FA19_Final