Wonderlab UCL Bartlett

Modiform

The application of MAS, structural analysis and tri-cubic transformations to the voxel lattice microstructure.

Lead Designer

Alisa Andrasek

Curation

Bruno Juricic

code and design

Madalin Gheorghe

Structure

Arup Engineering

Fabrication

AI Build

Lead Designer

Alisa Andrasek

Curation

Bruno Juricic

code and design

Madalin Gheorghe

fabrication

AI Build

structure

Arup Engineering

Lead Designer

Alisa Andrasek

Design And Code

Internet of things

Hitachi Consulting

Structure

Buro Happold

Directed By:

Alisa Andrasek with Daghan Cam, Andy Lomas, Soomeen Hahm

students:

Zaiguo Lin, Paat Pimarnprom, Yin Yuan

Lead Designer:

Alisa Andrasek

Design Code Fabrication:

Ningzhu Wang, Jong Hee Lee, Feng Zhou, Zhong Danli

This chair was generated through the use of MAS to navigate the voxel space. MAS were conditioned to grow around the body and densify their movement in the areas of higher stress, such as the chair’s legs. Data sampled from a body affected the density of a voxel and therefore the printed lattice structure. Areas interfacing the body are finer resolution for comfort, but also less density/higher flexibility, in order to provide support and adaptability to the body.

In my methodology, smaller product scale design such as chairs are often used, since they are easier to fabricate and they instantly focus designer’s attention to explicit performance.

After this first level, the project applied MAS to differentiate lattice conditions for architectural applications, such as a wall or chunk of space. Agents would again generate veins of larger density in order to provide structural reinforcement.

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