Cdes header

College of Design

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Final Project.... in progress

So the semester is beginning to come to an end the final project for my studio course is starting to take shape. I spent the better part of the weekend (never thought i'd see the inside of the college of design at 4am on a saturday!) preparing the design my studio group and I came up with to be milled out onto our base boards by the CNC Router in the College of Design Digital Fabrication Lab. It was a bit of a headache but the attendants there were patient and helped us get through it.routing studio final model.<img alt= Attached is a picture of the baseboards beginning to be milled out by the CNC Router. The router uses a "wire mesh" generated by a program called Rhino from contours created from an autocad file. The CNC router was able to generate our landform model and then router in the locations of roads and paths. All in all a pretty cool process. From here we'll begin to place the buildings on the site (life scale our site covers 4,800,000 sq ft or 110 acres and is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota) and accentuate the different spaces we've designed (regional boardwalk trail, central plaza, numerous public spaces, etc). I'll be sure to upload a picture of the final model!

Have a great week!

Eric Maass
Bachelor of Environmental Design - 2011
Masters of Landscape Architecture - 2013