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Published Work!

The auto morpho-tectonic project has been published in the EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS book for October 2011.

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Design for skyscraper of 2,240 Ft that incorporates a non-linear design approach using fields of data to create architecture that investigates dynamic relationships between structure, infrastructure, materials, and users. The design generates a habitable structure stating from a basic geometric shape. It progressively evolves into a more complex assembly using mathematical operations and sequence of time. The project is among a compilation of 300 outstanding projects from more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries from 2006 to 2011 selected for innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environment.

Tyrone Marshall

Seeyond System – Scalable Fabrication


Seeyondâ„¢ is a culmination of digital accessible software and fabrication driven process for creating scalable interior surfaces that originate from parametric and generative digital roots.

These are essential ruled surface cells that can be stacked and in an emergent manner so that each module is a self supporting system. I think this is the first steps towards a realization of digitally borne forms from digital design processes into the real world. As for further steps, I would like to see more structural expression of the modules. It is a different aesthetic as it stands now as the surface is what is featured rather than the modules themselves.

The modules can be used to created non-loadbearing walls, wall-mounted structures, ceiling clouds, column wraps and enclosures.

You use their design tool which can be accessed on an iPad which provides a proprietary parametric path to selecting a feature type, size, shape, the tessellation of the form and other effects. The tessellation of the form allows for differentiated patterns that relate to the actual structural assembly of the design. The iPad app is not released at this time. A review of that technology for adaptation in a design process will be available once released.

The design tool provides structural analysis, material, hardware, and manufacturing requirements and adjusts these parametrically to fit the design.

From there it is to the fabrication path where material is cut, folded into modules requiring no tools or hardware to put it all together.

Material options are corrugated paper board, chipboard, aluminum, light gauge steel and resin sheet goods.

The initial material option is cellular resin which is made form recyclable plastic in either high-density polyethylene or polypropylene.

Since the modules are self-supporting there is less embodied energy in assembly.

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Field Notation Fabrication Model

Field Notation Fabrication Model

This model began as a digitally based design expression that has been previously rendered in many incarnations. Finally, the design has been captured in time and phase in the physical world in a rapid prototyped format. Prototyping as a means to construct in the physical world that which has existed virtually. Rapid Prototyping is a highly technological method that uses varying digital process to construct physically via translation of information from a digital model.

The process for fabrication – Selective Laser Sintering
The model material – Polyamide 12 (Nylon 12) Thermoplastic Polymer
Designer and Complex Geometry Parametric Modeler – Tyrone Marshall
Complex Parametric Geometry – Tyrone Marshall
Software – Cinema 4D and Maxwell Render
Fabricator – Shapeways Netherlands
Minimum Dimension – 1mm or 0.04 inch

Design Statement:

Field of Notation

A language of form in adaptation and performance in rhythm to express a mathematical sequence that acts through a continuous movement of light, shade, and shape to inscribe a spatial condition. In a motive design action of object mechanical motion, a digitally based form self-assembles into a cohesive moment from a sequence of animation and computation. The result is a structural signature of continuous movement whereby the sequence is captured in a moment of computational design expression. An expression that seeks to find economy in its suggestion of unitary construction formula which is an assembly of simple constituent parts that gather to form a larger contextual structure. The contextual form is a study in self-organization through the vehicle of computation and component geometry propagation through a three dimensional spatial construct of pure shape. In this construct of spatial signatures there is musical notation and progression of repetition, redundancy, hierarchy and modulation. There is an act of performance. The object is presented in its performance of a virtual simulation of a field. Born from shape, the structural form of simple geometry builds through a sequential path in digital self-assembly to inscribe a special place and suggestion of spatial inhabitation.

I posit an architectural design that considers the temporal condition of change, parametric, and the notion of time seeks to forge a new ingredient of design amongst the already present such as program, space, materials, fabrication, and construction that pose a consideration of advanced architectural design based on temporal and parametric conditions.

The nature of the parametric design produces a multi-variant state of many possibilities produced from sets of rules, limits, or constraints under the influence of time but forged in physical space under the criteria of design selection based upon a particular moment of consideration. One particular moment out of many wherein the differentiating factor is one of modulating frequency, variation, and amplitude of a control surface by design intent.

In essence, the process occurs within the framework of time to pose a temporal and dynamic condition that in a moment describes the continuum of its many states that extend both before and after.

The work presented in this context is the begining of a certain continuum of constraints based on location, program, space, geometry, materials, fabrication, change, adaptation, and modulation of time, position, rate, scale, rotation, order, sequence, and shape signature in advancement of architectural design with investigations in emergent temporal and parametric performance.

The work is a study in the discovery of possible architectural spatial connotations in performance and emergent geometry. The resultant visual experiment is shown in simulation, sections, and its objective format. The work is a continuing sequence and thought towards an Architectural construct based on the language of repetition, geometry, redundancy, structure, shade, light, and shape.

Copyright © 2009 Tyrone Marshall. All Rights Reserved.

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

Field Notation Fabrication Image

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Flux Exhibition – California College of the Arts

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A beautiful exhibition has been designed in which sophisticated software and generative design methods construct a live, engaging, changing, and fascinating structure upon which document briefs merge with offset planes consisting of built and unbuilt work from Architects, designers, and artist. The panorama of individuals and firms en masse utilize computational design and digital material fabrication to construct new, unique, and different forms and spatial experiences in Architecture. The exhibition is called “Flux: Architecture in a Parametric Landscape” and is hosted by the California College of the Arts.

The works exhibited comprise 8 categories ranging from titles such as: Stacked Aggregates; Pixelated fields; Serial Iterations; Material Systems; Emergent Environments; Woven Meshes; Cellular Clusters; and Modular Assemblages. The exhibition features work by Gramazio Kohler, Peter Eisenmann, Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Reiser +Umemoto, IJP Corporation, Columbia GSAPP, Howeler+Yoon, IJP Corporation, Foster&Partners, Toyo Ito, Aranda Lasch & Danial Bosia, Theverymany, and many more.

The description of the exhibition is stated as an exploration in contemporary Architecture and design that creates a relationship with new design methods based in parametric modeling, digital fabrication, and programming through scripts. The exhibition ran from the end of March 2009 and is currently still in place as of this writing.

The CCA media lab in conjunction with California College of the Arts students have made this exhibition a reality and pleasure to experience. A book from CCA media lab has been mentioned to be in production to illustrate in images and text the projects shown in the exhibition.

I have images below from my personal photography of the exhibition that appear at the top of this reporting and follow in closing.

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For more information about this work please see:
m.lab CCA Medialab – Flux Exhibition

Director of Architecture, CCA: Ila Berman
Project Design and Fabrication: Kory Bieg, Andre Caradec, Andrew Kudless
Parametric Design Consultant: Andy Payne
Sponsors: K Bieg Design, Studio Under Manufacture, Solid Thinking