Composite Tectonics, chapter 25


Composite Tectonics, chapter 25

Composite Tectonics, chapter 25, in this chapter case A shows to me different way to design from different material, which they call it Modernism. A fiber material in this chapter just reminds me of car bumpers, such as UniBodies, and how flexible it can form. In addition, fiber reinforced polymer have the capacity to synthetically subsumed system. Macro Prototype in figure 25.3 is wonderful design, also light weight, make it sufficient, and glass fiber showing how we can develop our design in easier way from one type of material. In my opinion, Micro samples or section both are unique studies, also both can fit together to become on material or shape could create complex project.

Jumping from fibers to this architect building, it tells me how you can develop your small studies to convert it or use it in a building. In case B this building, Chengdu Fluid Core-Yard is thoughtfully work, and I believe it is more structural, but wonderful curve. Turning from horizontally to vertically with connection structure it is organized shape, although, they got dipper to change the volume from A to Z, this is architecture evolution, and I can call that well done movement. This way of design changed my perspective to develop my current project and my future projects too.

Final Project: Digital model.


Final Project: Digital model.

In the this photo, I expand the details of my digital model to parts. In addition it will give the walkers the shadow, also the space. I marriage the curvy column pipes to give the people more convenience to walk, and the shadow for the people who are standing or sitting underneath it. You might wonder what type of unite I am using, which I have started my project on metric. Length 6m = 19.68′, width 2m = 6.56′, and height 3m = 9.84′.

Study for pedestrian Acorn Alley

My study for Acorn Alley, shows that a few people are walking by, also most of those people are not going for the stores, they are walking to visit the other stores in the other side of the street. In addition, some people are parking their cars on East Erie St, and then they walk by Acorn Alley to dining in Buffalo wings restaurant.

Regarding to the weather, it was cold that day, and my experience for the past summer was sunny and hot, and there are no great space for shade. Sunshine in Kent State it is lower than U.S average, for instants, the sun will show up on October 50% and lower until mid of March. However, the highest temperature during July in Kent State is less than 75°F.

In conclusion, I have spent one-hour experience Acorn Alley and my results for this calm area; it should not have very huge ceiling or shade. Using some site materials may not cable to stay for years because the expansion and contraction that could cause major problem. I have made some changing to make this area more prettier and more interesting for the people who walking by pedestrian Acorn Alley.


Panoramic sketch.


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ACORN ALLEY – Ideas and sketch for final project

ACORN ALLEY, ideas and sketch for final project

People who visited Acorn Alley needs the natural light from sun, but at the main time they would also like it to be enclosed roof. As you can see through the pictures my idea is enclosed roof or ceiling and it’s transparency too, so people would have open air from north to south, and natural light from roof. In addition, as you can see I have wavy or curved shapes roof and that will improve and support when it’s raining or snow to be removed itself. I have thought about the wind, and how strong would be through the winter, so the roof must be strong and hold together, the picture number 4 is showing the best way to make the structure stronger. I am still developing my digital concept, and I am positive about the results.

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Detailing Articulation

On Chapter 15 Phillip Anzalone and Stephanie Bayard, make me think how most of ancient architects done their designs. In addition, on that period they missing the technology the makes the architect design much easier to develop idea in three dimension and convert it to real and tangible project. However, before 1990, architects were drawing their projects on large scale of paper such as A0, and they may finish their projects after a month. The new digital programs are able to develops ideas and capture it as it is in real life, framing space and some complex project easily done by digital programs.


There are very interesting projects, thoughts and ideas, such as Foamed Aluminum, and how this connections, frameworks working perfectly. I mean it possible that the programs are studying the possibility of the idea if it will become stable or it will break down. Other interesting project is, Faber library, they have designed pattern from rubber with certain depth, to create a block with three dimensional pattern. I believe that in future will present affordable and modern projects, thanks to the digital programs that letting materials less weight with strong construction.

Matter is but Captured Energy

The author, Kiel Moe in his first article have discussed the matter and energy, then discussed matter is but captured energy and how does these elements work together. I would convert the matter as and energy to brick and sun, and I have to analyze that sun will affect the brick, because it has strong energy. Matter is but captured energy is the deep affective to the brick, which is covers the heat and brought shadow to the other side. That was small example how about the total energy such as, wind, rain, and light, each one has energy system that affect the matter.

For more understanding the materials, you should study the element as its matter, they way it placed, appearance how it look like from interior or exterior, and how would change through the time after energy. Each project must have schedule to understand these elements for how long would stay the matter, and availability through time, and cost, all that will count under the designer and owner. Designing in general will need matter, that matter will get energy whether nature or human energy, study matter strength, appearance, to face that energy.

Assignment 2: Pattern making

The patterns is in hexagonal form, because there is a possibility to develop that form to a three dimensional shape.

My goal of this project is to convey motion using units based on the same patterns one inward and outward defined that by their center. 



The narrow parts showing the depth or the hexagonal could show the depth too. My choice to work on the hexagonal form, which proved to be a challenge to construct because I added tripartite narrow cross section to hexagonal part.


In arranging the piece, I have tried to create a visual tumbling motion inward other outward, centrally I placed the units like a patterns.



Tumbling Units

A Tambling unit, which is building and gathering random or same stuff to built a shape, it is not about having certain forms, but it is about tectonics to make a great forms.

Image figure 10.13

 Tambling units also about creating sculptures that have its own tune, some make you look in deep think, and others complicated such as tectonics of four (figure 10.13). Number 1 in the previous figure has simple shape, but because there are three legs, it creates complex shape that you cannot find from where that shape start.

Imagefugure 10.14

What I do like about tumbling units, is creating or making patterns, such as (figure 10.14), you can see the negative and positive side of that tectonic, and that make your thinking fully wide to developed that tectonic to a certain shape. In addition, on (figure 10.14) that tectonic used 100 units with developing from patterns to as it called freedom without considering the specificity of exact angle. Studying each tectonics and build one, will proved to be a challenge to construct units to achieve the goal, because creating a regular shape or repetitive shape and arranging them to create a visual tumbling motion inward to the smallest, centrally placed unit.

Reciprocal Media

Chapter 6, each materials could achieve particular spatial, optical or senatorial, that mean some places could not absorb the design or the materials used. White Noise White Light project on my opinion it is successfully work comparing to the other two projects, because it did not work for several time until the success. This project especially it is tangible project let you inside it touching and walking by the fiber optics, also the fiber stalks able to curve and swing and send the light through it.  In addition, this project is unique it has electronic circuitry, creating sensors using IR to know if there people walking and will light up and that make it successful. The second project Curvature of Glass, it is kind challenging, because each glass has its own design putting them together making a tremendous and transformer design. The Glass project pushing the light from the panel’s edges and the huge panels from sides giving the audience the attraction of design. Regardless to the LED light on the Curvature of Glass, there are no flexibility as a material, making this project on the second stage. The third project Wind Screen, taking the less attraction for me, regardless to the fantastic designs and LED light, such as (figure 6.46). Wind Screen is less weight, more flexibility, on my perspective this project so close to wind power, and will become prettier if the LED light works once it is rotation. Polypropylene as a material it is not very much successful, when using it on servomotors, because when it is going normal or fast you will lose the real design.

In conclusion, some of the above projects could work everywhere regardless to the environment, but some of them will not work, because the hot and dry environment, unless this project would be indoor, otherwise the plastic that giving fiber the flexibility, by the time will break so easy.