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Support Structure_Part 1

September 6, 2020 |

Every installation needs a support structure. In this post, we will take a look at step one of making hive support structure which is servo orienting on pedals.

Before modelling the support structure, there is a … Read More

Clustering | Fabrication File Preparation

June 23, 2020 |

In this post, clustering and file preparation for laser cutter will be discussed. There will be another clustering section for support structure as well but the base is similar.

Clustering

Clustering is … Read More

BFF | Tessellation Tests

June 16, 2020 |

There is one more tessellation method which will be discussed in this post and then some generations will be tessellated using all the methods which have been discussed so far.

Boundary First Flattening … Read More

Surface Generation_4D Noise

June 9, 2020 |

As part of the design process, I was supposed to create a free-form surface for my hive so I can tesselate it and create my pedals on it. I started generating set of spheres by changing the height … Read More

Surface tessellation_Hexagon Planarization

June 3, 2020 |

After trying to simulate beehive flashing diffusion pattern both in computer and physical prototype, Hive is somehow telling that it needs to be expanded in its size, form and other parameters.

We are now ready to … Read More

Project Hive_Work in progress report

April 28, 2020 |

Hive is a kinetic sculpture which its concept is “bee hive flashing” swarm intelligence.There are certain types of honeybee that create mesmerising waves when they feel threatened . When a wasp or some other large insect gets too … Read More

Constructing Liveliness: The Experience of Nature Embodiment in Kinetic Architecture

October 11, 2019 |

A reality where nature becomes ‘lost’ is upon us – a future that is fast approaching over a built strata of hyper-artificial environments. It towers over limited possibilities of retaining a skin of untouched nature over the earth. Urban life … Read More

Compliance: An Approach to Physical Interaction in a Kinetic Architecture

July 22, 2015 |

The issue of human safety in interactions with robots was considered early in science fiction. American author Isaac Asimov (1950) introduced “The Three Laws of Robotics” in his short story “Runaround” to govern the behaviour of robots: