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Parametric Modeling of Prostho Museum
Voxel Sequence

Group members- Bryce Truitt, George Doyle, Prerana Kamat.

Instructor- James Park , Georgia Institute of Technology

Term- Fall 2019 

Softwares used- Grasshopper, Rhino, Galapagos, InDesign, Illustrator

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The 3d massing system is observed to be comprised of the two rectangular planes with varying dimensions and located along the z-axis. These rectangles are then lofted and capped to form the base volume. The volume is then trimmed off along a cutting plane and an triangular extrusion is added along the rear end by locating points in space that are then connected with surfaces and joined with the rest of the volume. The roof is similarly formed with the help of points in the co-ordinate system to help form 4 points surfaces that are joined with the rest of the volume. 

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The enclosure + program of the structure can be studied and derived by its spatial relationships with both the massing and 3D frame systems. Points of departure were identified for each sub-enclosure by locating vertices along the x,y,z coordinate system based a spatial relationship with the massing system. These vertices were joined together with planar rectangles, scaled to each dimensioned room on each floor in both length and width. From these planar rectangles, extrusions of each rectangular surface were capped to enclose the volume of each room on each floor.

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The cidori wood member framing system of the Prostho Museum, operates to dissolve the clear distinction between interior and exterior by demanding volume between. A 500mm cubic coordinate system organizes the 60mm x 60mm cidori wood members in a strict fashion. However, the overall system undergoes a series of sheared volumetric subtractions. Thus, allowing for occupiable spaces and a graduated formal and visual condition on the facade. The 500mm cubic coordinate system is not only determinant of the cidori wood connections, but the physical manifestation of spatial organization at large.


Establish 3D grid that determines the structure of the 3D Frame system. Begin with a single unit within the boundary of the given site, then replicate it in optimized sequence modules. Optimized sequence modules are determined in the y-axis and the z-axis. This is done by first calculating the horizontal sum of all links in the x- and y-axis and then averaging them. Then, the vertical sum of all links in the z-axis are calculated together and then averaged. The horizontal sums and vertical sums calculated are then ratioed together and optimized to produce minimum and maximum outputs for comparison purposes.

Parametric optimization explores the relationship between expansion and contraction of the voxel, as both singular volumetric and point conditions, as well as their respective aggregation within and about serial subtractive boundaries. Sequential distribution of the coordinate system is determined by the maximization and minimization of the horizontal-to-vertical member ratio. Thus, modifying contingent massing points of determinacy in each axis, each unitary voxel, and the ultimately spacing and size of the cidori three-dimensional frame members. 

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