Drowning in a sea of good…

I’ve been extremely blessed in the past year—beyond belief. And I’m excited to see what’s to come…It seems so long since I’ve posted anything for all of you. So I thought I’d write a little summary of what has been happening for me in the last year-and-a-half and hopefully get all of you caught up and hopefully set the stage for future posts. Continue reading Drowning in a sea of good…

A New Project Begins… [MSDT Capstone]

B.O.L.T.S. (Bug Out Location Tactical Shelter) Course Description: The MS_DT Capstone is an intensive individual and/or team-based research project that will be undertaken under direction of thecapstone faculty and intended to be related to the research of that faculty. Emphasis is placed on developing projects that result in fullscale material prototypes, fully developed softwares, and/or architectural installations. The project will include research into innovative aspects of applying digital technologies. This work will be executed collaboratively in a format defi ned by the scope and demands of the project. Each participant will be responsible for producing an individual document that includes … Continue reading A New Project Begins… [MSDT Capstone]

Updated on Semester Research

After  further testing I have discovered that for the time being, a hexagonal grid pattern is not a viable solution for this semester’s research with the limited time left. Due to the fact that the plastic is not directly smashed on the the fabric as it was during the 2D panel tests, there is a little bit of drag that is allowed before the plastic hits the suspended fabric—this causes a certain amount of curve smoothing to occur  in the the extrusion path. Therefore a diagrid pattern is still the best solutions as it allows the extrusion path to be linear allowing the … Continue reading Updated on Semester Research

Hexagonal Pattern Print Test + First Panel Print Test

  This is the first set of prints testing the hexagonal print pattern from the scripts in the previous posts. It is also the first panel print since the robots have been re-installed. As you can see the pattern did not print so well. Future tests will consist of an enlarged hexagonal pattern and a diagrid pattern.   Continue reading Hexagonal Pattern Print Test + First Panel Print Test

The Inevitabilities of Ornamentation A Re-instantiation of Architectural Ornamentation through Digital Production and Fabrication [Paper]

  The Inevitabilities of Ornamentation A Re-instantiation of Architectural Ornamentation through Digital Production and Fabrication Jeremy Luebker Tools and Trade: Instrumentality + Architecture The University of Michigan _ Arch 701  Winter 2013 _ Amy Kulper Introduction The architectural debate of ornamentation has resurfaced with the current development in parametric modeling, computational design and digital fabrication. Adolf Loos, stated in his work Ornament and Crime, “ornament represents wasted labor and ruined material”. Until the past decade or so, this was indeed the case. However, with the implementation of computerized modeling and parametrics the interest in complicated and unique constructions has been … Continue reading The Inevitabilities of Ornamentation A Re-instantiation of Architectural Ornamentation through Digital Production and Fabrication [Paper]