Inspired by the Milwaukee Art Museum Grasshopper reconstruction
The Quadracci Pavilion is the iconic sculptural addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Highlights of the building, completed in 2001, are the magnificent cathedral-like space of Windhover Hall, with a vaulted a 90-foot-high glass ceiling; the Burke Brise Soleil, a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan that unfolds and folds twice daily; and the Reiman Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects the Museum to the city. (source : https://mam.org/info/architecture.php)
Part 1 – The building
The Grasshopper definition
Let’s start with the Spine
Divide the spine with Divide Curve
Draw the Ellipse that define the shape on ground
The Ellipse has to be moved at the start of the Spine
The easiest way is to draw a bounding box.
Now we’ve got the coordinate of the point guiding the displacement.
The Ellipse is then split into 2 subcurves
But the 2 half curves shall have the same orientation. One must be flipped.
Now, the 2 curves are divided with the same Count used with the spine.
The Count is a Relay that connect to the original Slider used to the Spine
Now we’ve got to connect the Points on the Spine to those on the Ellipse’s halfs
Now let’s give some materiality to our lines
We will take them 2 by 2 to make a loft
We do the same for the other side
To rotate the Wings, we must define the rotating plane. It comes from the Spine
Rotate with Angle set in Degree
The magic with this building is the have curves from straight lines.
End of part one
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