algorithmic modeling for Rhino
I am donating my "Laser Cube" experimental device I made for my thesis research 2011.
I was proposing a new material of construction for huge cathedrals. Most of the architecture we experience is visual not tactile. i havnt touched the roof of my house i have been living in since 25 years yet its a part of my space. its still a visual plane between me and sky ( except that it protects me from rain). anyway, the point was to reconstruct huge cathedrals without moving big amount of earth.I came up with Nuun lense ( i had in sketches, it will be shorter form of this ugly cube, probably in mms) which will line the necessary floors and stairs-wells and towers.
During my experiment I realized this can be used for visualizing architectural spaces in real time, specially for arch student, it could be used as a console, that can replace cad and other 3d softwares. you can draw basic grids, orthogonal shapes ( not Zaha hadid stuff ). I still am very enthusiastic about this idea. I want to see it function some day.
Grasshopper was used to drive poor reflectors through firefly, to bend laser.( it failed badly) Its just for idea if anybody likes to follow, i dont have enough resources but it would make me happy if some day i see students working on realtime laser models and building having virtual ornamentation.
Any architecture/ electronics student who wants to further his research in lasers and its application in virtual modeling can contact me.
Pic taken at 30 sec exposure
1 ft acrylic cube , 3 slidable laser panels 1 by 1 ft for each axis. all in separate pieces. (glass table, reflectors not included)