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Roses are Red

M.ARCH WORK 2013
ARH 620 Digitally Generated Morphology
Digital: Re-engineer Rose Window

 

IN COLLABORATION WITH 
Ankur Arora and Nathan Conrad

 

ABSTRACT
Behind the visible framework of every rose window is a precise hidden geometry. In the greatest roses it defines the exact position of many of the major features, relating the radial elements to the concentric divisions, and all to the center. The eye unconsciously picks up these relationships just as it does with the inner geometry of a Renaissance painting, and the sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt shows many geometric forms drawn within people, animals and buildings alike.
In this project we first analyzed and reversed the original rose window displayed in Notre Dame de Paris into simple geometries, then designed and generated a new window according to the major features found in the original structures. Through tutorials, critiques, and readings, we incorporated advanced 3D modeling techniques as a generative design tool.

 

 

Notre-Dame

 

 

MY RESPONSIBILITY
_Incorporate advanced 3D modeling softwares such as Rhino 3D, Grasshopper 3D, and 3Ds Max(Mental Ray) as tools for design and representation
_Perform a range of 3D modeling operations utilizing splines, primitives, polygons, modifiers, lofts, meshes and nurbs
_Model, render and prepare digital models for fabrication with CNC router

 

ANALYSIS OF ORIGINAL ROSE WINDOW 

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COMPOSITE DIAGRAM OF ORIGINAL ROSE WINDOW

Original Composite Diagram

 

 

WORK IN PROCESS

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rose window 20130308 (1)

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NEW ROSE WINDOW

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COMPOSITE DIAGRAM OF NEW ROSE WINDOW

New Composite Diagram

 

 

CNC FABRICATION

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RENDERINGS

Rose Window Detail

Rose Window Top View