DYNAMIC COERCION

The translation of design strategy into digital platforms and introduction of context

This is the second installment to Analogue Computation. The 3D modelling software Maya was used to appropriate the experiment already done and produced a series of simple shapes. Several stages of site analysis provided further design parameters that would create more complex forms.

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"How can a FORM be manipulated by an EXTERNAL FORCE?"

Due to the fluid nature of the physical models, Maya was used to translate the modelling strategy into a digital form. The particle flow software allows movement to be easily observed and recorded. External forces can be applied to the particles to produce a different form.

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DIGITAL EXPLORATION

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SITE

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PARICLE FLOW

Particle flow over site taken every 50 frames, originating from the centre of the higher slope.

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LOCATION

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FORCE ENGANGEMENT: Points of Activity

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DIGITAL EXPLORATION 02

SITE 02

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MERGE + COLLIDE: Urban Density

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DIGITAL EXPLORATION 03

HABITATION

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GROTTO
'a natural or artificial cove'

A place to wonder, explore and relax, alone or in a group. When you need somewhere to go, but have no real destination in mind - when you are sick of making those tricky decisions. This model is a modern take on an artificial grotto, and will be quite effective after being adapted to human habitation.

AMPHITHEATRE
'an open air venue used for entertainment'

A place to gather people together, promoting interaction and social events. This type of space is very versatile and often becomes a landmark for the surrounding region. The model currently surrounds a dog park in the semi circular form typical of an amphitheater.

This typology is the next natural step, but out of the realm of this project. It would require greater manipulation, a mixture of modelling software (Rhino) and possibly a different treatment of site.

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TUNNEL

To connect interior and exterior spaces, provide detail on a smaller scale and offer shelter away from external conditions.

BRIDGE

To connect exterior spaces, diversify open volumes of space and introduce new levels to the form

WINDOWS

To provide protection against external conditions and separate private spaces from the outside world

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