Phase 01: Research

Phase 01: Research

1. Learn to use a range of 3d printing software, machines and processes.
2. Identify modern architectural precedent details to explore
3. Execute simple 3d printed details in multiple materials
4. Complete a survey of technologies past, present, future

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Part 1. Flashforge Creator Pro 3d Printer

During class we will do a hands-on 3d printing software and hardware demo. Most of the info we will cover today can be found on the Flashforge Creator Pro 3d Printer Wiki.

Homework 1

Complete the tutorials that are linked on the Flashforge Creator Pro 3d Printer Wiki called Tutorial: Grasshopper > Rhino > Makerware Meshes

You should change / alter / hack the design so that you are doing something unique. Please come to the 2/15 class with a small 3d printed model 2” x 2” x 2” tall PLA or ABS.

Materials: Please purchase 2 roles of filament – White PLA (see below)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261464565916?var=560345036223&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Part 2. Architectural Precedent Details

Homework 2

Based on the criteria outlined in class on 2/1 choose 3-4 possible seminal details to explore by one of these architects. Develop a simple Rhino model of each detail. Please come to the 2/15 class with a small 3d printed model 2” x 2” x 2” tall PLA.

This is a partial list - please feel free to suggest others: Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Rudolf Schindler, Le Corbusier, Carlos Scarpa, Mies Van Der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Feliz Candela, Jorn Utzon