The first exercise analyzes an existing structure, one designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture and built with modular components, through the creation of a digital model and axonometric drawings. With a thorough understanding of the existing structure, the next step proposed a recreation of the structure with prefabricated panels and 3D-printed structural components.
Proposal for the recreation of Lake Iosco House using nine variations of prefabricated panels, plus additive manufacturing for the corners of the structure represented in blue
The second exercise reverse-engineers a commercially-available architectural toy kit to gain mastery of digital modeling and additive manufacturing. Then, custom-designed pieces add to the existing kit that both expand the options for construction, and offer refinement to compositions possible in the existing kit. Parametric modeling with Grasshopper scripts allowed infinite variation of design and provided opportunities for adding visual interest as well as light and thermal regulation.