FORM TO FABRICATION: GENERALI TOWER

Year

2021

Studio

Maged Guerguis

Location

Milan, Italy

Tower Height
1175ft / 358 m

The Form to Fabrication and Historical Archive portion of the Super Twists Studio called for a deep analysis of case study towers, development of drawings of its existing condition, and generation of original diagrams that highlight the organization of a non-orthogonal tower's various parts.

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Form to Fabrication

Studio participants were called on to develop structural models of existing non-orthogonal skyscrapers.

This model of Generali Tower (Zaha Hadid Architects) was reconstructed parametrically via Grasshopper, and then assembled at a 1:500 scale.

 

These are progress and process-related photographs showcasing the construction of the structural model through mixed-media methods. Materials utilized are laser-cut chipboard at 1/16th-inch thickness, PLA filament, and a 3D printed core divided into the four sections seen within the building.

Form to Fabrication

Studio participants were called on to develop structural models of non-orthogonal skyscrapers.

This model of Generali Tower was constructed parametrically via Grasshopper, and then assembled at a 1:500 scale.

 

These are progress and process-related photographs showcasing the construction of the structural model through mixed-media methods. Materials utilized are laser-cut chipboard at 1/16th-inch thickness, PLA filament, and a 3D printed core divided into the four sections seen within the building.

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Historical Archive

This portion of the studio intended to lead to an understanding of structure, program, materials, and intention behind design decisions in non-orthogonal skyscrapers.