Sunday, 7 March 2010

Brick Options for 3d Printing

option1: brick size the same as Tate Modern extension, converging on either side, projecting and receding illusions
option 2: brick size the same as Tate Modern extension, converging on either side, projecting and receding illusions, multiple layers
option 3: standard brick size, varying angles of brick to create texture
option 4: standard brick, notched intersection of facets to avoid making 'special' bricks

option 5: standard brick, notched intersection of facets, varying bond spacing to create illusions of depth and counterdepth

please give feedback on which models should be printed on Monday and how they should be modified (if necessary). So far I think models 1, 3 and 5 should be printed although 3 seems too haphazard and too small a fragment as it currently exists.

please also advise on scale. I thought of printing at 1:50 but in the case of option 5, this scale may be too small to be legible so it might have to be 1:20.


Jonathan Dawes said...

Hi Manijeh- Looks great!
Although this is a 'technical' exercise I think that there are perceptual and scale issues that have not yet been fully addressed...
• How tall are these walls? (ALL)
• How perforate are they (1,2,4,5)? • What is their potential to create different spaces?(5 looks incredible!)
•How do they behave with different tones(ALL)?

These might inform your studies- brick sizes etc.- and also assist in your selection of approaches. There may be additional tests following their fabrication also (shadow/ light/ applied tone).
1:20 is probably the smallest scale- to be photographed/ tested. Keep going with it...- J

Architectural said...

Another more obvious thought.... What do the walls separate? Can you give these conditions names, types, situations? J

Dagobert Bergmans said...

Manijeh, wonderful produce!
I just wonder how subtle the effects can be? Is there a way to manipulate the shadow without the extreme deformation of the wall.
To me the standard brick already provides so many options that i would not go for the "special bricks".
The standard size of the brick has a lot to do with the producion technique of the brick. form-making, drying (shrinking of clay), baking etc. all have an effect on the results: color, tolerances, misfits etc. Scale 1:20 is good. Keep up the good work. D

manijeh said...

Thanks for all your comments. Since I have to print tomorrow I think I am going to print 5 and a version of 1 but with standard bricks since I agree that standard bricks are better to use. I think once I have these models, studying their effects through photographs etc, i can generate a flatter form with the same effect using shading.

Chris said...

Improvements in technology for 3D printers technology has allowed a huge range of companies (not just CAD designers) to use different materials (often low cost) instead of plastic or metals. 3D printing is surely only going to get better and cheaper.

Chris said...

3D Printing Technology has made it possible for designers to create 3D models and images pre-production products without the need to incur expensive outsourcing costs. With new technologies companies can own their own 3D Print systems and produce 3d models right in their office, saving significant time and money

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