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Category Archives: Eco-Machines Models

Im more than satisfied with the beach result 😀

By some divine intervention Ive managed to finish up EVERYTHING up to Actualisation to give this term a hardcore Actualisation. A bit too late, since, now that I layout my table of contents, there is this horrible black hole in the Actualisation section… do I have a very dense environment, super ms, digital and physical testing and no actualisation (architecture)?? Hardcore actualisation pending this weekend.

Things in red are pending. I know… cybernetic diagram is still missing… and coastal relignment has some seriosu socioeconomis I cannot miss out to present: fish farms, sea shell farms, agriculutral potential, sailing, conservation park. These are key to define program.

Contrary to popular belief, we do make physical tests!

Using ink as a tracer for the wave action occuring in my testing model, the prototype becomes to fully react to actual physical conditions, with my movement of the box simulating waves: waves flowing landward, accreting seaward. I have to refine it by making it bigger to allow for a full wave cycle to occur and also widening of the box so as not to add more turbulence when the water collides with the bounding box.

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3mm lasercut MDF

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Serious mass production

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400x400x100m high density foam model with 1.5mm drill bit.

Media Studies’ Mudbox software works very good in sculpting branching patterns in high density foam models. Im polishing this guy ready to be machined. This is where the voronoi cell is sliced from, where the first site test of the catalogue will start to populate Abbots Hall Farm.

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Chosen voronoi cell for Model 4/5 (high density foam or stacked lasercut 2mm cardboard or acrylic), the test voronoi cell where the component proliferates (Model 5/5 STL model)

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After 16 weeks without a proper model (hence the new category Eco-Machines Models), things are starting to change…

2 400x500x50m high density foam models cut with 1,5mm drill bit.

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