Saturday, November 24, 2012

More Fun with Catia Optimization

In an effort to re-familiarize myself with the catia optimization tool for class this week, I spent some time this weekend using it to develop a family of forms.  The function controls 14 different variables and solves for a ratio of volume to surface area.

This experiment builds on what I learned in an earlier tutorial posted here.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Knowledge Pattern Work

Work continues this semester with the MS_DT group at Michigan.  The Virtual Engagement core seminar is using Digital Project to investigate various computational methodologies.  In an effort to stay slightly ahead, I have been brushing up on knowledge templates and scripting in DP.

Here is a slideshow of a recent file that uses one surface to drive the UDFs and another surface on the interior to control the depth of the UDFs. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Menotme Nearing Completion

We will be setting Menotme on Thursday in Detroit for Dlectricity.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

BLU - Studio Complex receives award

Here is a link to the Metal Mag announcement.  The Haney Studio Complex received an honorable mention in the residential category of the annual Metal Magazine Awards.  The studios make use of a folding structural steel frame, light gauge steel framing, and a galvanized metal rain screen.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Change of Direction

I have accepted the role of Vice President for Design and Creative Director for Blu Homes.  As part of this change, I am stepping down as co-principal of PLY Architecture. should receive more frequent updates as the creative outlet for my technological preoccupations that have been fueled by teaching and practicing.  The continued and intensified role at BLU will be sure to advance my investigations into digital design and manufacturing.

Here is a link to the BLU press release.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lecture in Boulder on April 16

Karl will be presenting the work of PLY and related digital design and fabrication research at the University of Colorado Boulder on April 16th.