Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cellular roofstructure

Facade extension_02

I developed the facade concept further - the floor is now an intricate part of the facade system. Still an extension to an existing building - this time an office building from the 70's part of the Public Service cluster on gärdet in Stockholm. The basic concept is that of materializing radiowaves and at the same dematerialize an existing building as well as increase the workspace. Part of the facade(and ceiling plan as well) Elevation
Section showing facade/floor meeting distributing natural light into the ceiling which be diffused with artifical lighting. Internal partitions and communication are part of the same system.

Laser cut models showing the twisted lamellas. The system, which was modelled in Generative Components, controll curvature and rotation making it possible to adjust the facade according to views and shading.
The lamellas rotate and transform into a flat floor KTH Arkitekturskolan 2007. Architecture Information Tutor: Ulrika Karlsson

Facade extension

Initial sketches of a facade extension to an existing office building. Multiple layers increase the depth allowing new functions - vertical communication and outdoor areas. A restaurant on the roofterrace uses the extension as entrance/stairway.
After studying the principal rules of minimal surface modeling, a model was set up in GC - rigorously controlling each part of the geometry allowing for parameters to be changed according to the sytem of stairway as well as more intuitive spatial design.
Laser sintered model showing the layers mirrored in the glass facade incresing the depth further more.
Project in collaboration with Justus Dietz at Arkitekturskolan KTH, Studio AIF, 2007. Tutor: Ulrika Karlsson.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

One source of inspiration for this project was a group of coral skeletons that were stacked together like a flower bouquet. Each skeleton has the shape of a cone with a smaller radius at the base that grows towards the top. The skeletons are stacked together in six corners thus creating a pattern of irregular hexagons. After the stacking and cutting of aggregations of hexagons some interesting patterns emerged in the sections.

Parameters controlled by a cutting surface A static set of hexagons were cut with a dynamic double curved cutting surface. The coral like cone structure is single curved and unrolled and manufactured in a rational way.

Section Elevations I set up a dynamic model in Generative Components making the cone structure dynamic and the cutting plane static

the large difference in performance is that straight cutting plans can be used to create a similar effect as before creating straight wall elements with a transformation in porosity.

"Uncut" model creating a dynamic roofscape. The systems resembles a honey comb structure and acts self supporting in large span structure.

Project in collaboration with Tove Leander and Magnus Hofverberg at Arkitekturskolan KTH, Studio AIF 2006. Tutors: Jonas Runberger and Thomas Wingate.