Creating Beam Stuctures with Karamba

In order to find the most optimal cross section for the structural members that comprise the facade, I used a modified version of Junghwo Park’s example file from Karamba’s website.  The example file and tutorial video can be found here.

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Overall beam optimization results from Karamba

 

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Karamba Example File

The main component used is the Optimize Cross Section component which determines where in the model structural members need to be thicker or thinner.

 

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BHD Cineplex: Facade Pattern-Making

 

 

 

 

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1.  Create base grid within facade boundary

 

 

 

 

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2.  Sketch hexagon pattern by extending diagonal curves to edge

 

 

 

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3.  Sketch secondary diagrid pattern by triangulating hexagon vertices

 

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4.  Secondary diagrid pattern

 

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5.  Adjust top edge of pattern and clean up edges

 

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6.  Extract hexagon from initial grid

 

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7.  Extracted hexagon grid

 

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8.  Triangulate hexagon by connecting verticies to area centroid

 

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9.  Tertiary pattern