Rhombus Polyhedron is geometric solid which can be completely packed in space. It gains its strength and stability from the organisation of its surface geometry. The aim of the project was to de-construct a polyhedron and create a component within its volume and explore different method of configurations while achieving the global form with a curvature. The project drives through process in which the components are developed with a logic to achieve the finest design component with least numbers in all criteria such as fabrication time, manufacturing time, amount of materials, together with increase in strength and structural efficiency. Nevertheless, the design is limited to certain numbers constraints including material properties which affects dimension and scale of the component. It is a rigorous back and forth process of designing, analysing, evaluating and feeding the results back into the system to increase its intelligence.
Through this practice, components reach the maximum capability staging highest structural performance both individually and in combination with other components to form global structure.
The final design was computationally generated and evaluated with respect to different criteria and certain; loopholes/drawbacks were also highlighted during the process. The identification of drawbacks and the process of simplifications opens the project for further development.
Napak Arunanondchai, Yuchen Wang. Viral Doshi, Miguel Rus