STEFAN BASSING

Spacestream

Stefan Bassing

source:suckerpunchdailycom
The project uses generative computational strategies to generate series of special stream paths within 3D space frame, giving it structural stiffness and aesthetic values. The generative algorithm is based on use of multi-agent systems, shortest path calculation, lattice stigmergy and structural analysis. The goal is to create continuously thickened bundle paths within the fuzzy 3D space frame structure, where the bundles double as camouflage and reinforcement for the joints/seams between the welded components, allowing for fabrication of large scale structures, mediating between the discreet components and continuous system.

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Space Stream is a student project which aims to explore influence of rule-based design systems on low-tech fabrication technique of welding. The research concentrates on wireframe structures, which are strengthened through subdivision of basic geometrical units and bundling and reinforcing of the main structural strands. The custom software used for this project is centered on Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm in combination with agent-based modeling techniques.

Design Methodology:
As the application was being developed in parallel with the design project, the software itself went through several iterations. From the very beginning, following up on the initial fabrication research, the basic design setup consisted of 3 dimensional array of space filling polyhedrons. These initial geometrical units are subdivided in 3 iterations through the application of Multi-agent system, which runs through the spatial grid in accordance to defined guide paths. Soon, as a conclusion of fabrication tests, it became apparent that in order to strengthen the 3D lattice, bundles of varying densities would have to be introduced into the system. As next step, bundles were generated through agents interacting with the lattice. Shortest path algorithm known as Dijsktra algorithm was applied as the solution to the bundling problem. It proved as a suitable solution due to its computational efficiency, as through optimization it benefited the speed of the design process.

Design to Fabrication:
Since the initial setup always consisted from polyhedrons of known dimensions, any design iteration from the digital applet was easily translatable into physical model made of welded metal wires. Likewise, as each of the shortest path bundles (agent’s path) produced within the applet would record its value over the wires it crossed – similar to stigmergic calculation, the exact number of bundles and their length was known at any given moment. This way, the computational model acted as a direct blueprint for fabrication, with the ability of updating the instructions in real-time.

Stream House:
Finally all of the design elements are tested synthetically as an architectural proposal – the “Stream House” – which manifests the structural and aesthetical properties by showcasing the 3D structural flows branching and transitioning seamlessly from vertical columns, to horizontal elements (floors, ceilings) and staircases, while forming the structural support as well as unifying all building elements into one coherent design.

Prototype:
A prototypical chair and a part of staircase from the “Stream House” were built 1:1 and were exhibited at the Bartlett School of Architecture’s B-Pro show in London, which was held during 29 September to 10 October 2015, as well as featured in the Exposition/ Exhibition Synthetic in Paris during 26 Nov – 18 Dec 2015.
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source:designboomcn
SpaceStream是由学生发起的一个设计项目,旨在探索以规则为基础的设计体系对于焊接这种低技术制造方法的影响。该调查将注意力放在了线行框架的结构上,通过基本的几何单元划分与捆扎,再将它们组合在结构主线上。此项设计还用到了一款自定义软件,将centredon dijkstra的最短路径算法与基于主体的模型技术相结合。

这款应用是与设计项目一同进行的,因此软件本身也经历了多次变换更迭。开始的时候,采用了最初的调查结果,基本的设计安装由多面体三维阵列组成。这些几何单元根据软件定义的导航路径,由多主体系统被细分为三种不同的迭代方式,穿过空间网格。
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source:magkara365ir
SpaceStream یک پروژه دانشجویی است که با هدف بررسی اثر سیستم های طراحی مبتنی بر قانون در روش ساخت با تکنولوژی low-tech است.این پژوهش بر ساختار قاب، که از طریق تقسیم واحد هندسی اولیه و بسته بندی و مقاوم سازی رشته های اصلی سازه میباشد. نرم افزار سفارشی مورد استفاده شده برای این پروژه در الگوریتم کوتاه ترین مسیر دیکسترا در ترکیب با تکنیک های مدل سازی مبتنی بر عامل متمرکز شده است.کارا۳۶۵

این نرم افزار در راستای پروژه طراحی، و توسعه داده شد، این نرم افزار از طریق چندین بار تکرار الگوریتم را تعریف میکند. از همان مراحل آغازین، پیگیری ساخت اولیه طرح، راه اندازی طراحی اولیه شامل آرایه سه بعدی از جسم چند وجهی پر کردن فضا میباشد. این واحد هندسی اولیه در سه تکرار از طریق استفاده از سیستم چند عامله، که از طریق شبکه فضایی مطابق با مسیرهای راهنمای تعریف اجرا می شود تقسیم می شوند.کارا۳۶۵

در نهایت پروژه ‘stream house’ به عنوان یک طرح معماری پیشنهاد شده که خواص ساختاری و زیبایی جریان های سه بعدی را از ستونهای افقی و عمودی دارا میباشد. ساختاری که میبایست تمامی عناصر را به یک طراحی منسجم سوق دهدکارا۳۶۵