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Some of the results of the course “Digitales Entwerfen und Digitale Produktion / Editing 4” Winterterm 2015

Students had to digitally develop a lamp-shade based on a chosen gastropod shell.
After an intensive geometrical shape and growth analysis of the shell each developed a parametric model in Rhinoceros 5.0 + Grasshopper.

To build a working prototype the original double curved objects had to be rationalized and made build-able out of white cardboard+additional materials.

The knowledge to do so was acquired during the pretask, building small scale models (on a base of 12.5 x 12.5 cm) varying from 1:500-1:2000 out of the same cardboard…


…after reconstructing a digital nurbs model from plans, sections and pictures of “a geometrical advanced in shape building of the last century” in Rhinoceros, the students had to rationalize the geometries and layout A4 “cutout” sheets, build a sample model (see above) and create assembling instructions.


Involved students:
Raphaela Bacher, Karli Breinesberger, Roxy Rieder, Dennis Schiaroli, Florian Smutny, Sven Winkler, Michael Wögerbauer, Ceren Yönetim, Carina Zabini

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