Academic Year │SP 18
Class│ Medium 3 : Visualization

Faculty │ Jason Vigneri-Bean, Danil Nagy
Exhibition at Higgins Hall, Pratt Institute, April 03
"New York Brownstone Windows Parametric Modeling"
    
Prototyped a physical/virtual hybrid object by scanning and reproducing a portion of a found site, and projecting onto it digital data of the geometry, to explore the variety of effects that can be produced. 
    This window is typical old brownstone building’s and has two different languages, curves of curtain and straight lines of glass.
    I focused on visualizing organic and free-form of curtain as well as geometric and rigid form of glass. 

Parametric realizations
Virtual content can reveal the possibilities of the parametric model beyond what was ‘frozen’ and represented in the physical object.

Geometric revelations
Virtual content can reveal what is hidden within the physical object, for example using techniques of sectioning to cut through the object or projecting what is hidden.

Data representations
Virtual content can embed data about the parametric model onto the physical object. This data visualization can use the physical geometry of the model (for example, mapping colors onto the surfaces) or use more abstract representations such as points, lines, or text.
1. Delineate your site for the second assignment and model in 1:1 scale in Rhino using your ReCap mesh as a base.
2. Using Grasshopper, construct a parametric screen to cover your window. The screen can be flat, curved, or folded, depending on your chosen window and design concept.
The parametric screen should be capable of a variety of transformations based on conditions in the environment. These transformations can be controlled explicitly (for example through attract or points), or implicitly (through high level goals using optimization or form finding).
3. Select an 18”x18” portion of your parametric screen to fabricate on the CNC mill out of blue foam. This is the physical portion of your physical/virtual hybrid object.
4. Create a video to project onto the milled object. This is the virtual portion of the physical/virtual hybrid, and should reflect the parametric nature of your system beyond what is represented in the static three dimensions of the milled object.
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