Arch 436 Advanced Modeling Spring 2023

Advanced Modeling

Course Description:
This course will focus on 3D modeling of complex geometric components in Architecture and design.
Concepts explored will concentrate on the advancement of digital design as an iterative process.
Various modeling types covered are: Parametric Modeling, Generative Modeling, Responsive Modeling and Form Finding.

Prerequisite: DC 3 or permission to take the course

Syllabus:

Arch 436_SP23_Syllabus

Professor:

Alphonso Peluso: peluso@iit.edu


 

Class Tutorials and Assignments:
Class-01: 

Introduction _ Interface _ Geometry Types _ Nurbs
What is Rhino Grasshopper 3D?
What Is Grasshopper Good For?

Assignment 01

Arch436_Assignment_01

 

Examples:

Hang Yin_Lee_Assignment

Jonah_LaDuca_1

Jordan_Lickert_Assignment1

 

Videos:

 

Class-02: 

Build a Strong Foundation in Grasshopper
Generating Multiple Values
( Series ) _ ( Range ) _ ( Domain ) _ ( Random ) _ ( Graph Mapper )
Generative Components
( Iso Trim ) _ ( Divide Domain 2 ) _ ( Morph Box )
( Surface Box)

 

Assignment 02

Arch436_Assignment_02

 

Example:

Celine_Shoudel_A02

 

 

Class-03: 

Rhino 3D and Grasshopper 3D Surface Manipulation
Parametric Case Study – UnStudio Burnham Pavilion
Paneling Tools 2.5D
Paneling Tools 3D

Assignment 03

Arch436_Assignment_03

 

Example:

Matteo_CalafiuraSoleri_Assignment3

 

 

Class-04: 

Paneling Tools Effects (Attractors) _ Intro to Galapagos (Design Optimization)

Assignment 04

Arch436_Assignment_04

 

Example:

Husna_Ozdemir_Homework #4

 

Resource Materials:
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/curvature-and-strength-empzeal/
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GaussianCurvature.html
http://brickisland.net/cs177/?p=144

 

Class-05: 

Intro to Kangaroo Physics _ Intro to Galapagos (Design Optimization)

Assignment 05

Arch436_Assignment_05

Readings:

Function-of-Form-Shell-Systems-Farshid-Moussavi
Structure-Systems-Shell-Structures-Heino-Engel

Reading: FORM_FINDING

Reading: ISS101( Form Finding and Analysis )

Reading: ISS201( Concepts to Constructs )

Case Studies: ENGEL_Form_Finding

Image Source: ┬áThe EngineerÔÇÖs Contribution to Contemporary Architecture HEINZ ISLER┬áby John Chilton, Riba Publications

 

 

Class-06: 

Kangaroo Physics Part 2 _ Pressure _ Zombie Solver _ Galapagos _ Data Record _ Drape _ Collide

Assignment 06 – See Midterm Assignment Below at the bottom of the page

Weaverbird download: http://www.giuliopiacentino.com/weaverbird/

 

 

Class-07:

Mesh to Surface _ Minimal Surfaces

 

 

 

The Shop 3D Printing Protocol:

3D Printing Instructions

Cura Post Processing Software┬á (AKA)┬á ‘Slicer’ Download

https://ultimaker.com/software/ultimaker-cura

Photo Documentation Handout

 

Ultimaker Video:

 

Class-08: Work in Class

 

 

Class-09: Midterm Presentation

Tuesday March 7th _ Midterm Presentation

Midterm Assignment: Arch 436_SP23_Midterm

Past Midterm Examples:

Link to more midterm examples:

Example 01

Example 02

Example 03

Example 04

Example 05

Example 06

Example 07

Example 08

 

Class-10:

Computational Form Finding _ Karamba _ (FEA) Finite Element Analysis _ Weaverbird _ Color

Assignment 07:

Arch436_Assignment_07

Karamba Form Finding Video

Weaverbird Video:

Mesh Color Video:

 

Class-11:

Karamba Multiple Loads _ Mesh +

Assignment – 08

Arch436_Assignment_08

Karamba Video:

 

Class12:

Computational Form Finding with Karamba #03 _ Biomorpher Evolutionary Solver

Biomorpher Plug-in https://www.food4rhino.com/app/biomorpher

 

Assignment 09: Arch436_Assignment_09

 

Karamba Form Finding Video:

Biomorpher Video:

 

Class-13

Computational Form Finding with Karamba #04 _ Biomorpher Evolutionary Solver

Karamba and Biomorpher Video:

Final Assignment

Final Assignment

Arch 436_SP23_Final

Link to Final Examples: 2019-2020 Final

Link to Final Examples: 2022 Final