GeoForm - Booktable

A booktable designed for one specific book. 

Brief:

To design and fabricate a unique booktable for one particular book with design & fabrication parameters.

Process: 

- research

- ideation & sketching

- rapid prototyping

- technical drawing

- 3D modeling

- rendering

- assembly animation

- fabrication (undone because of COVID-19)

When:

Sophomore fall - 2020

Project Length: 

7 weeks

Design Restrictions: 

- All pieces are cut from a poplar wood lumber that is has a dimension of 60'x12'x1'. 

- Must be a rectilinear form that has four wooden planar components. 

- No pierced cuts. 

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Ideation

Since this booktable is designed for one specific book, I thought that the booktable must be complementing to the form of the book and showing the characteristics of this book.

 

The Solitude of Ravens by Masahisa Fukase is the book I chose. It is a photography book with square sides and a khaki removeable cover. 

Since this book is a square-shaped book with a book cover, I wanted to take advantage of these characteristics. 

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Rapid Prototyping

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The idea that forms into the final idea. Here is the initial stage of the idea, which shape wise is interesting but is not a very stable structure as one of the XYZ planes is missing support structure. 

Final Design

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1:1 ratio foamboard prototyping

digital model

Technical Drawing

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Assembly Sketch & Animation

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the manufacturing process

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Rendering

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