Saturday, August 31, 2019

UTS Central: A case study in digital fabrication

You can read a case study for UTS Central, a design project for the University of Technology Sydney.

Discussed for this 17-story glass-encased building are:
  • Early contractor involvement.
  • Prototyping.
  • Shifting away from conventional BIM software to more manufacture-based software. Delivery of the BIM information.
  • Geometrically deriving the sun shading system in Grasshopper. Fabrication of these louver and cladding panels from folded aluminum components. 
  • Individual fixture design.
  • The Grasshopper script.
  • Material feedback.
  • Scan data to determine the as-built structural steel geometry.
  • 2D documentation.
  • On-site installation.

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