Tuesday, August 08, 2006
From Inside the House
One of my best friends loves to hang out in Rana's cottage. This is the view from inside. See the open skylight?
At least someone is having something to do with Halfland today!
Action from me coming soon!
Worth pointing out in the meantime, in the last post's comments Jeffery Roche and I went back and forth on the whole "thinking with our hands" technique vs. a more measured method and I thought of a Gehry exhibit I saw last year:
You just reminded me of some 3-D paper sketches by architect Frank Gehry I saw in person last year that looked like nothing more than crumpled paper laying on a backing. I do not mean perfect models made by laborious tedious perfection to scale, no, I precisely mean like crumpled paper. I'm looking for a link to show you.
Found it! http://www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=337 This is apparently his initial method of creating buildings.
Then the software people turn the shapes into polygons and voilÃ¥, perfect manufactured shapes:
"Gehry began design by building a paper model characterized by irregular, flower-like curves. The design model was then digitized using a Firefly optical digitizing system and the resulting x, y, z coordinates were feed into an IBM RISC/6000 running CATIA. The surfaces were then rationalized in CATIA to achieve repetition without sacrificing form. Using the CATIA database of the rationalized surface models, a physical model was computer milled, compared to the original cardboard model and adjusted where necessary."