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    Bridge project posted

    By bryan boyer
    Nov 21, '04 4:21 AM EST

    I have not been showing my own work on this blog because I think it's more useful for me to tell you about the school itself and what it's like to be a student here. However, I have posted my my three pronged bridge project elsewhere if you're curious. It's not the most thorough representation of the project, but better than nothing! If you're particularly observant you will notice that most of the models hanging on my pin up board in the entry below this are study models from the bridge project.


    • duke19_98

      Nice project bryan. Why did you choose a uniform grid rather than a more random perforation? I experimented with a "swiss cheese" concept in studio three. It resulted in some amazing shadows. I wish I would have had a Laser cutter back then. I've been enjoying your blog. Keep up the good work.

      "I's" are better than "y's"

      Nov 21, 04 5:15 am  · 
      bryan boyer

      Partly because the moire idea requires a certain regularity... but mostly because in the end I couldn't find a good enough reason to introduce an element of randomness. The matrix is set up algorithmically so it would be easy, but at this point maybe unnecessary. Actually, I would have liked to vary the size of the cuts according to stresses on the skin, but I've never used any structural analysis software and waited too long to get to it with this project.

      p.s., it's about the parallel Y's: "Brian Boyer" vs. "Bryan Boyer"

      Nov 21, 04 11:31 am  · 

      ah, parallel Y's would be better. I ran into a guy the other day that used the spelling "brion."

      Varying sizes of the cuts would have been nice, anything to break the rigid grid that’s going on. Overlapping two different grids may have also helped. Anyhow, it still looks great.

      Nov 21, 04 7:30 pm  · 
      drums please, Fab?

      get rid of the triangular facets ~ that's my first comment ...

      and the moire effect works in plan view, of course when built it would never be seen that way. perhaps if the effect would occur at key points below the canopy and you could provide perspective views to show when that effect locks into place. always think about how it will look when it is built ... and make sure the focus of your project remains intact.

      2 pennies from me.

      (looks good)

      Nov 23, 04 2:46 pm  · 
      bryan boyer

      it's not my intention to go into a discussion about my work in this setting, but I will point out that due to the matrix of cuts in the skin of this project, what looks like a plan effect actually begins to have a presence in the interior when the shadows from the top interact with the surface below.

      Nov 24, 04 6:23 am  · 

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