EFFERVESE

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, AND LANDSCAPE

GRAPHICS COURSE PROJECT

TEAM: ANTHONY SCHMIDT, DANIEL SILVER, ALEX WILTON, WINSTON YEUN, KRISTINA MACKENZIE, DANIEL SZYMANSKI, GRAHAM OUWERKERK, JUAN PALACIOS, JOE KAPLAN

INSTRUCTORS: MATTHEW KNAPIC AND JODI JAMES


2016 WINTER

Effervese is an installation that was developed with 9 other students in 2 weeks during a Graphics course at the University of Calgary. Our team was given an image of the surface of Pluto, and asked to use parametric design software to abstract the image and connect it to a fabrication strategy for an 8' x 4' wall panel. Effervese was created by first extracting point data from the Pluto image based on pixel differentiation and brightness, then triangulating the point data into a scaled mesh using the Delauney triangulation. The final frame was cut out of  2 layers of plywood on an industrial laser cutter and formed with heated PET-G plastic to explore volume through catenary curvature. The final wall was backlit with LED lights to highlight Pluto's horizon. My role involved developing the initial concept of the triangulated geometry and partnering material process, helping generate the final fabrication files, and assembling the laser cut and vacuum formed components.