Digital Fabrication
Sculpture and Parametric Modeling

My undergraduate design studies were focused on using technology to create surprising forms not possible by conventional means. The two projects collected here fall under this premise, that digital tools can empower new architectural explorations. Above and immediately below is the first of these projects, a modular sculpture composed of kerfed plywood (i.e. laser-cut and capable of bending).

Inspired by the shape of sound waves and the propagation of sound through other mediums, I created modules that evoke sinusoidal forms and retain their shape through tension. In creating this project, I aimed to materialize the abstract notion of sound into a object that can be physically held and arranged into larger forms.

Kerf Sculpture

For the second project, I created a generative architectural form using Grasshopper. Grasshopper is a coding tool for modeling that allows the user to parameterize values and generate forms instead of exactly designing models. My motive with this project was to generate a tent-like structure using an arbitrary image input. The resulting model features poles, an blanketing surface, and light sources that make for interesting digital renders.