Tzu-Chieh Kurt Hong, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Architecture and Design
University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

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2023, University of Kansas
ARCH600 Parametric Modeling

Gwangju Reading Room 

Matteo Kalusha-Aguirre
Ryan Smith
This project is to study and implement  a work designed by Felix Candela  in Mexico, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church. Students break down the building into three major systems, roof system, sub-roof systme, columns, and implement all the systems in Grasshopper. The parametric model allows students to test the boundary of this design by generating many variations. Furthermore, a physical model is fabricated with 3D printer and the fabircation process led to a discussion on how 3D-printing is used to simulate the construction of wooden structure which is assembled with members.