Tensegrity Script

•February 19, 2011 • 5 Comments

For the gh script, you can download it here:

(file no longer available)

Be ware that I haven’t worked on the script for a long time, the script is pretty simple and straight forward, just generating grid of hex tensegrity modules and which can be panelled onto random surfaces by box morphing. It’s not script to be structural analytical, tension and compression stuff so nothing fancy ūüôā

Walking City…..

•May 24, 2010 • 5 Comments

What if the surface of earth is no longer sustain for living creatures. Imagine a whole city within it’s own climate system that walks around the earth’s surface and collecting resources, exchanging component with ground cities, locating and relocating, communication between each “pods”…etc

Background is the earthquake in San Francisco.

Skull……..

•May 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Some quick painter sketches

Tensegrity Structure

•May 6, 2010 • 10 Comments

Grasshopper scripted tensegrity structure apply to random surfaces.

Cemetery more

•January 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

San Michele:

Concept:

Structure principle:

Entrance from the chapel:

Chapel Views:

The crematorium:

Looking back to Venice and the plate:

The pipes and the end of the journey:

Cemetery

•January 10, 2010 • 3 Comments

San Michele, nicknamed The Island of the Dead, is the cemetery island in Venice, Italy. The cemetery is still in use today. However, due to shortage of space, as is the custom in many¬†European countries, after a few years the dead are exhumed and stored in compact concrete¬†ossuary boxes in another part of the cemetery. It’s depressing to know we’re all going into that ossuary box someday but it’s even more depressing to know that you’re forgotten by the world. See what people are afraid most is not death, but pain, not physically caused but mentally. How do you want your family or the world to remember you after you died, you body may be vanished, but how would you want your soul to be last forever.

The program of my project starts on the side of the island, where coffins from Gondolas are collected. Transferring to the ¬†crematorium, the building crumbles, echos as if it’s the last song for you. In the heat of the fire, the body no longer exists but left only ashes. Ossuary box is your last home, carrying your soul to continue your journey. We all weigh differently but we all go to that place. The position is randomised by different weight, speed and the rotating of the plate holding the boxes. It’s an improvisational music our soul creates, a music box. The round plate rotates, each box touches it’s corresponding metal strip, sending the vibration to the organ to the far right of the image, pipes rumbles and roar. This time, the dead sings for the building.

They say we all lost 21g at the exact moment of our death, for which is the weight of our soul. But how much really does the our soul weigh?

Click on the images to view full size.