M3: Design to Production

M THREE: Digital Design and Production

M THREE: Digital Design and Production

The emergence of rapid prototyping and CNC fabrication techniques in the fields of design and architecture has erased the limits of physical construction and manufacturing. Nowadays forms and structures of so far unimaginable complexity cannot only be designed but also physically produced within the digital chain 鈥 and it鈥檚 not too utopian to predict that soon complete... Read More

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M3: Parametric Paravent, final presentation + critique

M3: Parametric Paravent, final presentation + critique

presentation%20flyerETH1facade The last phase of competition was dedicated to programming and聽producing the final structure. For the last two weeks the students聽intensively worked on the realization of the proposed聽structures. Various construction and material tests were聽necessary to prove design ideas and methodologies.The initial designers operated as project leaders and were聽responsible... Read More

M3:Introduction to KUKA at Schlieren

M3:Introduction to KUKA at Schlieren

A short introduction to KUKA Robot was given at Schlieren SEA working space by Manuel Kretzer, Mathias Bernhard and Tom Pawlofski. KUKA is able to work on 6 axes, however, we did a simple test with the letters “hello world”, by drawing the outline of the letters first and cutting “o”s.  Read More

M3:Design Competition: Intermediate Critique

M3:Design Competition: Intermediate Critique

Within one week each student had the task to design聽a free standing 鈥淧arametric Paravent鈥. The structure聽had to be made from CNC-produced components that聽connect via a simple, rule based system. Self defined聽external factors would work as parameters to introduce聽variation into the structure. All components should聽be designed according to a system that allows for both聽simple... Read More

M3:Intro to Design Competition: "Parametric Paravent"

M3:Intro to Design Competition: "Parametric Paravent"

M3_design_competition_detail Within one week each student has the task to design a free standing “Parametric Paravent”. The structure has to be made from CNC-produced components that connect via a simple, rule-based system. Self defined external factors will work as parameters to introduce variation into the structure. All components should be designed according to a... Read More

M3:Intro to Rhino and Grasshopper