Using 3 types of law-curve on the grid plate.

I've study a method of applying law curve on the rectangular grid system.

Now, they can manage a distance of point up and down in the computer screen.

Three types of law curve are applied on the grid system and it shows that image.


Using Law curve value

After decide of movement
To get a value of the movement each point, I test a law curve value
as a source. In the graph, each curve has a different value of height
in each X-value, and it can give a irregular value to the each point in
the grid system.

In my skech, I can imagine that these process could give to us not only a diverse grid pattern
but also a reasonable result for the grid deformation. Law curve data can get a variable value
such as density of area, noise from sound, etc.

I was supported by Axel and he showed me a key process of the usage Law curve setting
and how can I use law curve value for the grid deformation.

This trial is just for the X-axis parameter. In this week, I will attach Y and Z-axis
value on this grid and check the result.


First trial to deform normal grid

These sketch image was one of the tests that I checked the possiblity of deformation.


Classification system

This chart which needs more works to make it clear will shows me the basic order for my topic.
I want to have some hierarchy or order on my process.


The hierarchy of total process

My research has a possibility to spend a lot of time, because of there are no limitation to make a new grid pattern. It'll be toxic to go to next step, so I make the hierarchy of the total porcess.

I will research 2D or 3D element which can build a regular pattern using its shape repetition.

I will set some point on a line of the element shape. It become a factor which can lead deformation when it is connected to the edge point on the other side. I change the number and direction of this factor and see the differences.

After setting these factor, we can get a result of the element deformation.

If we connect this deformation elements to the another, then we can see a result of pattern. We can assume a differnt grid system when we success to connect each other well.

As Rudi said to me yesterday, each step will be a parameter and we can try thousands if trial within that. I will think and make a several option in each step, and definitely it needs several feed-back time as well.


Summary of the refining issue.

Grid is one of the basic language in architecture design. From big scale to small scale, this fundamental system affects to all stages in design process. For example, we can use this system dividing basic area in the schematic process, even we can use it setting a real material such as wood panel, steel plate on the outer wall in the construction process. In this reason, grid deformation which is based on the thinking of normal grid has also a various meaning and thousand of questions. So I think previous topic was too wide to manage within one quarter and decide to refine my issue, it is not related to usage of real material or designing of freeform design in its starting point. At first starting point, I just focus on the grid deformation which can give us a new design parameter and interesting composition.


For this first process, I set some rule(guidance) to research it clearly. I decide to start my research from cubic grid. In my opinion, architecture is made by the composition of volume and cubic volume represents its character well. If grid deformation starts from cubic stage, then we can easily compare the effect of deformation to normal pattern of the grid system.

Generative component

Basically I will use a Generative Component to make a simple logic which can adjust its shape by parameter. As I refer to my starting point, I make a one single cubic and set one point along a line. This point is connected to one edge point with single line. I check a deformation of cubic and thinking its composition during changing the value of parameter as 0.1 to 0.9.

First Process

Grid deformation in the cube shape. Checking a variation of the simple logic through changing the parameter which is set in G.C. program.

Arranging multiple deformation elements in a row and checking its pattern. It shows a variation of the deform and I think how can we connect each element to make a unified grid system. Below image is one of the trial that each element is connected by one single surface.


090209_First presentation summary

We had a presentation on last Monday and it was an oppotunity to make our topic more clear and obvious. I upload my presentation pages to confirm my process and I hope it will make a better communication between me and other person who still don't get a clear understanding on my issue.

  1. I make a capture image from dictionary as you can see in the left. I think I have to check the meaning of the grid at first. Normally we know it means a framework of crisscross or parallel bars. We can see this grid system everywhere in your life. If you look around in your place right now, you can find the material which use this grid system. The grid system can be the order in design, especially in the architectural design. The reason why we use this grid system is it makes easy to use a material in the construction process.
  2. We know the left one is normal grid. It has rectangular, square element in its system. But we also know there are several types of another grid system, triangles, rhombuses, hexagons. It means we already recognize about the deformation of the grid.

  3. Many architect have tried to use that methods, grid deformation. and they also have invented a new type of the deformation of the grid.

  4. These two pictures show a different side of the material treatment. In the steel mill, we can see a mass production. This means only a straight line and surface for its efficiency. But, as you can see in the right picture, if we want to use these production in the construction process of the free-form design, we have to modify each part to fit a suitable position. The size of these small triangle elements on the surface are diferent each other and they have to change the size of each element by hand. It is almost hand-craft work in 21 century. And I feel these shows us a some kind of conflict between manufacture and construction.

  5. So, I think I will focus on the grid deformation whose result on the constructive elements. Structure and facade element will be my primary issue. These two factors usually belong to the grid system and they are main element of the building design.

  6. Furthemore, I also think about the possibility of the normal material which we can use in nowadays, concrete, stone, brick, wood, plastics as suitable elements of free-form design expression.