AR0135

Technoledge DI

Introduction

General Introduction

 

The Technoledge course is an initiative of the Design Informatics (AET) of the TU Delft. This will be the 6th edition. The Technoledge course has a tradition of international collaboration where the design and build is realized in collaboration with students from other universities.

This edition of Technoledge, combined with the the workshop in Alicante “Introduction to Worldmaking and Real-Time Interactive Environments” forms an unique opportunity for a collaboration and relation between the University of Alicante and the Delft University of Technology.

This time students from the TU Delft go to the University of Alicante to construct the pavilion together with the students from the University of Alicante

 

There will be a lot of groupwork. We strengthen our forces to get the best possible result. During the weeks we will work to test different strategies in different group sizes. From teams of 2, we will move to teams of 5 and on to the group as a whole. The goals is to find together the best approach.

 

The assignment

E - Learning.

 

 

The explanation on how to use the software is provided online. Make sure you have learned the appropriate online material before the beginning of the workshop

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WEEK 3

WEEK 4

WEEK 5

WEEK 6

WEEK 7

 

Important notes regarding the course

 

  • The Technoledge DI course consists of 7 times a 2 hour workshops and 7 times a 4 hour workshops. Also there will be lectures and a build week in Alicante, Spain

 

  • The workshops will focus on the design of an  architectural object which will be build (or a part) to 1:1 scale. Using cardboard tubes, panels and 3D printed joints.

 

  • The workshops start in week 1

 

  • Each workshop will start with a short lecture related to the topic of the workshop.

 

  • The design will be made in a computational design environment

 

  • You will have a presentation of your design proposal in week 3. In week 8 there will be a presentation of the final design and in week 10 you hand in a personal report that you have been working on every week.

 

  • At the end of the course you are asked to hand in an individual report explaining the design process and the implementation of the digital design options for your design and the final design.

 

  • The explanation on how to use the software is provided online. Be aware there is very little teaching of software during the workshops! Learning the software involves a lot of self study.

 

  • Make sure you have learned the appropriate online material before the beginning of the workshops.

 

  • Deadlines: hand in deadlines for every week are: Sunday nights 23:59 o’clock.

 

  • If there is the need, we will share extra files and information via the surfdrive folder

 

  • Attendance is compulsory - if you can't attend please let us know by mail to: f.j.gouwetor@tudelft.nl

 

  • If you have any questions you also can drop by the office: 01+ West 040.

 

This course has an

 E- learning

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Teachers

Friso Gouwetor

Mark van Erk

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Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Downloads and links5

Handing in

AR0135: Week 1— Design: Sketch Design

 

Introduction

 

We will be designing and building a pavilion of about 3x3x3 meters in 8 weeks. That is extremely quick and will be an exciting intensive learning experience. We will kick off with getting familiar with the methods we will use and with a design competition for the pavilion shape in week 1.

We start week one with an introduction of the assignment and the setup of the course and a few inspirational lectures.

In week 1 we start with sketching the first design ideas and discuss the constraints and peculiarities of the to use material and manufacturing process. The object has to be build in week 8 within 5 days. That means that the construction process has to be taken into account when designing the object. This rationalization process of the design for manufacturing and construction is essential for the successful completion of the pavilion.

To make it possible to successfully construct in week 8 we will use a digital integrated and rationalized design approach. Therefore we will switch from a sketch environment to a computational design environment already in week 1.

Trip to Spain in week 8:

There will be also information about the trip to Alicante, Spain in week 8. We will talk about booking, dates, possible visa’s for individuals, travel insurance, the stay etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignments

 

To get started. It is important to get familiar with the materials as well as with the digital tools as well as the design challenge.

 

  1. We will be using grasshopper and rhino for the technoledge course. Most of you will probably have some experience with these tools. To get a head start we have prepared two examples. One in which a joint is designed for use with cardboard tubes, and one as an example of panelizing a shape. Please study the examples in the download folder below, make an adjustment and tell us what you did. Answer the questions below in a word document or a pdf in as many or little words and images as you need. For each script:What are possible problems / shortcomings of this script? What is your adjustment? Describe a completely different possible strategy.
  2. Design for the shape: You will work in teams of 2 on a proposal for the pavilion’s main shape, proposal for panelizing and for the joints. The result will be nurbs curved shapes with a panelizing strategy and joints strategy. You will have until the presentation on Friday in week 3 to work on this. See Program of Demands link in downloads folder link below. Also keep in account the materials we will be using when you think about the shape. Make your design presentable with some images and text In a maximum of 10 slides for a presentation in week 3. Either pdf or powerpoint or jpgs or in a zip.

 

Digital conduct

 

  • The following article on the toi-pedia provides an outline of "good practice" habits when managing your files in Grasshopper.
  • If your model is not constructed according to these instructions, your instructors are not obliged to help you on your files. By maintaining this logic across the student body, files will become easily understandable for instructors, but also exchangeable between fellow students, resulting in a rapidly expanding knowledge.
  • "While poorly written code is often manageable, a poorly organized gh document can be absolute hell." -Alexander on Grasshopper Forum

 

Hand in

 

Results of adapted grasshopper rhino examples with a document with answers to the questions. Together in zip.

 

Per team of two 1x Beginning of the Design for the pavilion in a rhino file (if grasshopper also used, also upload the grasshopper file) Include names and student numbers in the filenames

 

Personal logbook

 

Online Course material

 

Examples in download folder below

 

 

Downloads

 

Go the surf folder of this week in:

 

 

Lectures:

 

  • Jerzy Latka: building with paper and cardboard
  • Mark van Erk: 3D Printing
  • Paul de Ruiter: Inspirational talk
  • Friso Gouwetor: organizational, planning and assignment

 

 

AR0135: Week 2— Design: Parametric  Design

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

The goal for this week is that each team refine their approach to the design challenge.

How does your design make various interactions possible?

Does your design create places from verious sides?

How do you propose to use cardboard flex-mould panels in the design?

How do you propose 3D printen joints or elements can be used?

What is the role of cardboard tubes in the design?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

  • Develop a nurbs curve model of the design
  • Develop a script to panelize the design
  • Develop a script for 3d print joints
  • Develop a script for joints between tubes.

 

 

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR0135- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

 

 

Lectures:

  • No lectures

 

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

Downloads:

 

  • Surfdrive

 

 

AR0135: Week 3— Design: Pre - Rationalization and optimization of the design

 

 

Introduction:

 

Week 3 will be all about finalizing the proposals and selecting a design approach to move forward with. The more interesting challenge begins now.

We will approach the design in a system of 3D printed joints, flex-moulded cardboard panels and cardboard tubes with the best strategies that came out of the different groups.

On Friday each team will give a 3,5 minute presentation with their strongest findings.  After that there will be some questions for each team. After the brake and a presentation by Sevil Sariyildiz, we will all together decide on a final strategy and design for the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

Presentations:

In the Friday session each of the teams will present their proposal in a mini pechakucha kind of way. This means the following:

 

Per presentation

  • 10 slides 20 seconds each = 3,5 minutes (each slide will only be displayed 10 seconds! This will be out of your control :)
  • 5 minutes questions

 

At the end we will have about half an hour left decide on a final design approach to continue with and to make 4 teams to work on them.  The teams will consist out of 5 people and have the following focus:

 

Team Construction & Structure \ Testing construction

Focusses on:

How long does it to construct, what does this need for the week in Spain and the design?

Give feedback to the other teams.

 

Team for the 3D printed joints

Focusses on:

A script that automatically creates the 3D printed parts from the shapes.

 

Team Main shape / Program of demands / Communication between the functions and communication with Spain

Focusses on:

Adjusting the main sheep for different needs and informing other teams about the changes needed.

Communicating with Spain and adjusting the Program of demands and shape to new insights.

 

Flex-mould shapes

Focusses on:

Scripting for panelizing

Scripting for flex-mould

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR0135- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

 

Lectures:

 

  • Friday: 15.45 Kinetic Structures & Architecture by Sevil Sariyildiz

Online course material:

 

 

Downloads:

  • Surfdrive

AR0135: Week 4— Design: Computational Design

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

On Wednesday the 4 new teams will have had some time to divide responsibilities and on wednesday these distributions of work and new insights will be discussed per team.

Week 4, 5, 6 and 7 will need some clear deadlines to successfully construct in week 8

These last week every individual student will keep on handing in their personal logbook. But also as a team you will make a little half page report of the progress and hand that in.

 algorithms .

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

For the 4 teams for week 4:

 

Team Construction & Structure \ Testing construction

 

Week 4 goal:

  • Do a full test of a panel from the flex-mould shape team and test the accuracy.
  • Do test prints for possible final 3d print joints and give feedback to the 3D printed joints team about this.
  • Think about a system for numbering

 

Team for the 3D printed joints

 

Focusses on:

  • Choosing max 2 final candidates for the joints for tubes / flex mould panels

 

Team Main shape / Program of demands / Communication between the functions and communication with Spain

 

Focusses on:

  • Finalize the shape and start thinking about what kind of drawings are needed for construction
  • Communicating with Spain

 

Team Flex-mould shapes

 

Focusses on:

  • Final scripting for panelizing of final shape

 

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR0135- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

 

 

Lectures:

 

  • No lectures

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

Downloads:

  • Surfdrive

 

 

AR0135: Week 5— Design: Pre rationalization

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

Production

It is very important to realize how much time it takes to produce what you design. This counts for the cardboard panels. But especially already now for the 3D printed parts.

3D printing is a slow process and has a slow iteration time. Design A, test A, version B and test print B can all together take a whole week. Therefor this is the absolute last week of design changes and week 6 and 7 will be about producing construction drawings, 3D print the final needed parts and refining the design on a smaller scale.

During these weeks also a shift in the teams is possible, depending on workload and different needs.

This week there is NO friday session. The week after there is NO wednesday session. Therefore this wednesday session will be extra important. And till Friday next week the teams will have to work very focused as a group as whole. Of course there will still be moments of contact and discussion with the teacher staff possible. Also students can pass by and discuss issues at 01+ West 040.

 

 

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

The teams will work more integrated on a final system and start final production towards week 8

  • Flexmould team:

            Decide on a final numbering system.

            Decide on final design and approach

 

  • Construction & 3D printing team:

           Start collaborating with the flexmould an 3D printed details  team to decide on the

           final design and start producing 3D prints.

 

  • 3D printed details team:

            Decide on a final numbering system.

            Decide on final design and approach

            Half the team works on 3D printed details for the tubes

            Half the team works on 3D printed details for the panels

 

  • Main shape / Program of demands / Communication team:

            Finalize scripts for edges and other parts

            Start 3D printing edges

            Collaborate more with the other teams. Help where possible.

 

Of course depending on new insights and how the design progresses the division and focus points might differ from the above.

 

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR0135- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

 

  • Rhino and grasshopper files of the each team and other relevant material in a zip    Hand in slot:

 

 

 

 

Lectures:

 

  • No lectures

 

 

Online course material:

 

  • none

 

 

Downloads:

 

  • Surfdrive

AR0135: Week 6— Design: Additive Manufacturing

 

 

Introduction:

 

 

Next week is the last week before we go to Spain. This week there is only a friday session. Of course there will still be moments of contact and discussion with the teacher staff possible. Also students can pass by and discuss issues at 01+ West 040.

Important is to keep up the production.

Next week will be about final preparation and presenting the final design and details.  Also the final design will be presented to Spain via skype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The assignment:

 

 

The teams will work more integrated on a final system and start final production towards week 8

 

  • Flexmould team:

           If the flex mould system is clear, start working / helping the other teams.

           Produced final drawings for the construction week in Spain

 

  • Construction & 3D printing team & 3D printed details team:

            Refine and 3D print final details to be taken to spain.

 

  • Main shape / Program of demands / Communication team:

            Finalize scripts for edges and other parts

            3D printing edges or other small extra parts

            Collaborate more with the other teams. Help where possible

 

 

 

Digital Conduct:

 

There are some rules and good practices regarding working with digital files. We will apply these also for this course. This will be taken into account when the project is graded.

 

  • Model: Use layers and Groups to organize the content of your scene. Make sure the geometry fits correctly and check if straight surfaces and lines are actually straight. Before you hand in your 3D file make sure all the unnecessary  information and geometry is deleted.
  • Templates: If templates are provided use them.
  • File names: Giving names to digital files. Protocols for giving names to digital files are widely used in the industry. Make sure when you are working on your own flies or with a group that you agree on a fixed format for giving names to files. For example  AR0135- PR (initials maker) - 3Ddetail ( describing content) - V 2 ( version 2) - 24-9-2016 (date when saved)
  • Backup: make sure you backup your digital data on a regular weekly or even daily basis. Make sure you don't re-save the files multiple times but rename them after substantial alterations.

 

Handing in:

Handing in will be done in the handing-in tab of this website.

 

 

  • Rhino and grasshopper files of the each team and other relevant material in a zip

            Hand in slot:

 

 

 

 

Lectures:

 

  • none

 

 

Online course material:

 

 

 

Downloads: ( if you use  a Chrome browser - right click on link and select save link as )

 

  • none

 

 

Build preparation

Week  7

Introduction

This week there is only a friday session.

This week will be about final preparation on friday and presenting the final design and details. Also the final design will be presented to Spain via skype.

Also the last preparations will be made for the trip to Spain.

Hand in all the files needed for the build and also upload them to the Surfdrive

 

Assignments

All team members redistribute themselves to teams that need to most work done this last week. Important to finalize before departure:

 

All 3D printed material needed for realization needs to be printed by friday and distributed over the luggage of everyone.

 

The final set of construction drawing should be ready.

 

Pack your suitcases and let’s go to Alicante!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloads and links

 

Software:

 

Make sure you installed the correct software before the start of the workshops.

 

  • Mac users: Install Windows on your latop through Bootcamp (No parralels of VirtualBox)

            http://adhok.bk.tudelft.nl/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/OSX-WinMac.pdf

 

  • Rhino 5 installation manual:

            http://adhok.bk.tudelft.nl/site/manuals/installation-guides/#rhino

 

  • Rhino 5 download:

            via blackboard

 

  • Neon (64 bit)

            http://v5.rhino3d.com/group/neon

 

  • Adobe Illustrator,  or Inkscape

            http://www.surfspot.nl* (Adobe Create Cloud is not free available)

 

  • Inkscape

            https://inkscape.org (Open source,)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problem solving

 

  • If you own an Apple laptop  you might have problems installing some of the software we use at the faculty. For help you can drop by @HOK. Student ICT Support for advice.

 

  • Any other problems with your laptop or with installing software Please drop by  @HOK. Student ICT Support for advice

 

 

Self help

 

Help files

  • Rhino has an excellent help function. If you don't know what certain commands do press F1

 

Targeted search

  • Do you encounter a problem, type the exact comment in google and most of the times there will be an explanation of the problem.
  •  

@hok Student ICT Support

  • Depending on the time you can always drop by at @HOK  You can find  @hok at BG.Middle.130 (Ground floor - Main street )

Forums

  • Forums can help you with your questions. There are a range of active forums you could use. Make sure you make your question as clear as possible.

 

 

 

 

Week 3.1  - 19-2- 2017

Results of adapted grasshopper rhino examples with a document with answers to the questions. Together in zip.

Hand in slot (max 100mb, zip rar or 7z):

 

 

Per team of two 1x Beginning of the Design for the pavilion in a rhino file (if grasshopper also used, also upload the grasshopper file) Include names and student numbers in the filenames

 Hand in slot (max 100mb, zip rar or 7z):

 

 

Personal logbook

 Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

Week 3.2 - 26-2- 2017

Per team files of the week (work in progress)

Hand in slot (max 100mb, zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Personal logbook

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

Week 3.3  - 5-3- 2017

Per team files of the week (final team files)

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Presentation per team

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Personal logbook

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

Week 3.4  - 12-3- 2017

Logbook of each team

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Personal logbook

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Rhino and grasshopper files of the each team and other relevant material in a zip

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

Week 3.5  - 19-3- 2017

Logbook of each team

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Personal logbook

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Rhino and grasshopper files of the each team and other relevant material in a zip

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

Week 3.6  - 26-3- 2017

Logbook of each team

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Personal logbook

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

Rhino and grasshopper files of the each team and other relevant material in a zip

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

Week 3.7  - 2-4- 2017

Build files

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

Week 3.10  - 23-4- 2017

Handing In individual reflection report (PDF)

Hand in slot (max 100mb, pdf doc docx jpg zip rar or 7z):

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

 

 

Telnr +3127892136

 

Room 01+.West.040

 

Faculty of Architecture and the

Built Environment

 

Building 8

 

Julianalaan 134

 

2628 BL Delft