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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Hybrid Diamantenbörse is a Voronoi installation in Frankfurt

By: Lidija Grozdanic | September - 2 - 2011

The project was designed by Xing Wang in cooperation with Offenbach Academy of Art and Design. The design team was organized by Prof. Dr. Markus Holzbach and was exhibited in Frankfurt in January 2011. It explores the structure and combinatorics of cellular geometries, completely relying on computational design.
The project’s aim was to build a pavilion inside Diamantenbörse in Frankfurt. It was based on mobius geometry with 3d voronoi pattern structure. It tried to integrate special light effects for the media show during the exhibition. The 3d vronoi pattern structure is manufactured as straight wood panels by 5 axis milling machine and assembled on site. In order to save time and material, most parts of the wood panels were cut under 3 axis cutting method, only the both ends parts of the panels with slope are cut through 5 axis setting.
The task was to generate the complex 3d structure in a parametric way, and also prepare the fully detailed CNC manufacture files for the CNC lab. The parametric solution for this system gave the possibility to adjust the structure many times on different design stages.

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