The design of the digital fabrication installation began with two lines
that manipulated the gallery space. The contours were lofted to form a
surface that would interact with the space. The final surface was run
through a grasshopper script to generate horizontal and vertical ribs.
The two sets of ribs were half-lapped together. Each rib was broken
down into sections that could be laser cut using an 18″x32″ bed. Once
the ribs were laser cut, they were glued together to create the whole
rib. Finally, the ribs were assembled together to allow for an
installation to manipulate the built environment. The objective of the
installation was to maximize the space that it would occupy with the
least amount of material and investigate the scale that could be cut
using a 18″x32″ laser cutter.