Inspired by the cellular morphology of the wing of an insect, DRAGONFLY is a highly irregular grid-shell that cantilevers 35ft (10m) from its supports. Both the overall form and the patterning of tessellations were developed through an adaptive approach that looked for emergent force path and deformation characteristics.
A tower study done by scripting spirals and applying a surface mesh that connects to the ’structural’ spiraling columns. This image is a clip of the lower part of the elevation.
Seventy feet beneath the Las Vegas strip, in a construction pit that will become the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino, Bill Baker is looking for local talent. Baker is the head structural engineer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the famed building design firm responsible for the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Time Warner Center in New York, and scores of other colossal glass boxes across the globe.
This is a 3 dimensional representation of a plain weave, created in Digital Project. The way in which it was designed, takes on more of a stamped metal approach. In which the members bends and turns are pre-determined. I added colors so that the cross members would be easier to read. read more