Folded Structures

Surface Subdivision & Geometrical Transformation in Grasshopper

by Jan Buthke & Rune Brauer, OOOJA Architects

Surface Subdivision & Geometrical Transformation in Grasshopper

by Jan Buthke & Rune Brauer, OOOJA Architects

Folded Structures investigates the transformation of surfaces into spatial sheet/plate structures, based on parametric modelling principals in Grasshopper.
The introduced method of folding is based on plane structural surfaces, which gain their special structural behaviour through their arrangement along a surface, to achive self-supporting spatial structures of architectural interest.
By combination of structural folding principles and Grasshopper as the parametric engine, it is possible to control large folded systems and locally adjust them to specific contextual or functional conditions.
Folded Structures investigates the relationship between the overall structure and the subdivided parts by introducing parametric based geometrical transformations of points, lines and surfaces.
This logic is introduced to Pier 2, on the Aarhus harbour, to reorganize and develop temporary, artificial landscapes and structures. Pier 2 represents a centrally located urban space, which through a period of several years will remain untouched, due to temporary restructuring.
Folded Structures challenges this problem through the development of architectural landscapes and structures, that form a temporary space for recreational activities for the local citizens.
The workshop will involve both digital and physical constructions produced in Rhino, Grasshopper and on a laser cutter.

Surface Subdivision & Geometrical Transformation in Grasshopper

by Jan Buthke & Rune Brauer, OOOJA Architects
Folded Structures investigates the transformation of surfaces into spatial sheet/plate structures, based on parametric modelling principals in Grasshopper.
The introduced method of folding is based on plane structural surfaces, which gain their special structural behaviour through their arrangement along a surface, to achive self-supporting spatial structures of architectural interest.
By combination of structural folding principles and Grasshopper as the parametric engine, it is possible to control large folded systems and locally adjust them to specific contextual or functional conditions.
Folded Structures investigates the relationship between the overall structure and the subdivided parts by introducing parametric based geometrical transformations of points, lines and surfaces.
This logic is introduced to Pier 2, on the Aarhus harbour, to reorganize and develop temporary, artificial landscapes and structures. Pier 2 represents a centrally located urban space, which through a period of several years will remain untouched, due to temporary restructuring.
Folded Structures challenges this problem through the development of architectural landscapes and structures, that form a temporary space for recreational activities for the local citizens.
The workshop will involve both digital and physical constructions produced in Rhino, Grasshopper and on a laser cutter.

Assignment

The main assignment is to develop a design proposal for a temporary reorganization of Pier 2 at the Aarhus harbour.
The design proposal should investigate the spacial qualities of structural folds by introducing temporary, artificial landscapes or buildings constructed by spatial sheet/plate structures.
The site can be reorganized as one whole continiuos landscape/surface or as a series of specific interventions.
The proposal should allow access from the neighbouring pier at the indicated areas.
A lookout point and a public area at sea level(ig. open air swimming pool) should be established at the indicated areas.
A spatial route should connect the area(see example below).
The final proposal is represented by lasercut and folded models of the entire site at a scale of 1:200.