Dynamic membrane cover for roof terrasse (AARCH)

My main project for my 3rd semester at Aarhus School of Architecture (exerpts from it). My focus was especially on learning parametric design in Grasshopper and Kangaroo as well as on the esthetics and possiblities of dynamic structures using membranes.

2014
ArchitectureComputer AnimationIllustration
Drawing from the terrasse of Lynfabrikken, Aarhus - the location where the project was intended to go.
Early sketches of different approaches to a membrane cover for the roof terrasse
Excerpt from my technical drawings - this is part of an elevation, that shows the different possible positions of the membranes and the supports carrying them.
Some of the different capabillities of the system.
The Grasshopper script for the structure. All the membranes, their supports and the forces affecting them are individually programmed and as such parametric. It's therefore easy to test and change things.
I used these wind simulations from Kangaroo to optimize my membrane design. The wind power is the same in all three examples, but the different designs change the end result.
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