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The Oblique Hole

The Oblique Hole, ETH Zurich, 2005-2006
Elective Course
We confronted the students with the task of distributing 2000 slanted holes over an irregular polygonal volume. Since this quantity of information cannot be managed with conventional CAD, we developed our own algorithmic tools. The density distribution was achieved through modelling an information landscape that completely enveloped the volume. A large distance between this body and this surface generated a high density of holes, and a smaller distance a small density. A further tool enabled the students to orient the holes towards positions that could be placed freely in space. They could also grasp topological characteristics of the holes, such as their position in relation to the edges or corners of the body, and use this information again for their own logic of distribution and orientation.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich

Collaborators: Henrik Hansen (project lead), Tobias Bonwetsch, Daniel Kobel, Michael Lyrenmann
Students: Christian Beerli, Mathias Bernhard, Matthias Buehler, Mauro Caviezel, Oliver Dibrova, Francis Fawcett, Stefan Foerg, Raffael Gaus, Matthias Heberle, Martin Henn, Michael Hirschbichler, Evert Klinkenberg, Michael Knauss, Matthias Milan Kulstrunk, Mark Lauener, Kocan Leonard, Barbara Leonardi, Lorenz Leuenberger, Gonçalo Manteigas, David Thomas Mathyl, Lucius Meyer, Silvan Oesterle, Natalie Pomer, Patrick Schneider, Dominik Sigg, Lukas Sonderegger, Valeria Tarkhova, Lorenz Weingart

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