The Modulator is a term project of Arch 475 -Advanced Digital Design Studio in Middle East Technical University Architecture Department made by a group of 4 students(Cem Korkmaz, Belamir Köse, Fırat Özgenel and Matte Csocsics) under supervisation of Assoc. Prof Arzu Gönenç Sorguç and with the assistance of Assoc. Prof Mine Özkar and research assitant Fatma Zehra Çakıcı.
Term Project requirements were to construct a structure on 1:1 scale which defines the space which it is constructed, is parametric, a CAM product and adaptable to its environment and responds to natural attractors.
Under these conditions, group firstly decided the construction site. Structure base was shaped with the wind direction, and for the morning and afternoon light conditions, a waffle structure is applied to the geometry. By the time designing process was started there was only waffle structure definition in grasshopper for simple primitives and notching was made with specific heights. (http://www.digitaltoolbox.info/grasshopper/waffle_part1.html
) So we started to modify the grasshopper sefinition to apply to any geometry. Even though there are new definitons present about application of waffle structure to any BRep Polysurfaces we choose to finish what we had started and modified the existing definition. In the modified definition, notches' length are not predetermined but half of the intersection length of the intersecting planes.
After the designing process we cutted the fibrocement plates with water jet and constrcuted our structure.