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Spider Behaviour - Part I - Detection

Updated: Jan 20

Project Title: Spider Behaviour

Condition: Done

Date: 12/2016

/ Spider Behaviour is a computation and metabolism architecture project done by Chulalongkorn university undergraduate Settawut Leenavong. The project explores the properties of how living organisms like spider behaves. It also researches the engineering and composition of spider silk webbing, environmental readings, components, and kits of parts required in the cycle of web construction.

The lightweight architecture uses a similar system in which spiders use to construct their space. The purpose is to experiment with the parametric design system that can develop the webbing enclosure into sites with extraordinary conditions. Also, to embrace architecture with their surroundings to enhance the organic relationship between constructed space and the site they occupy.

The peculiar subject is that the site will base on the face. Our face is one of the most recognizable intricate parts of the body. They retain many profound features available for design interpretation and challenges.

Spider Behaviour is divided into three sections. The first involves the subject of facial analysis reconstruction. The second deals with scale and dimension. And the third, finalize the concept of parametric webbing enclosures and the connections they had on their sites.

The drawing shows the mesh reconstruction of the face. The gradient of black and white arrows represent elevation, length differences, and direction to which the path is pointing downward.

Three areas marked in red were the dissected regions, which have diverged characteristics. Each territory; eye, nose, and ear were analyzed further for site abnormalities. /

/ The analysis breakdown the proximity region of the eye, nose, and ear to identify additional features and different layers of information. Our face has hairs, bumps, follicles, moisture, softness, slope, bones, and more. These various readings reveal characteristics that distinguish the three locations.

Site I - Eye

The circular red arrows represent cluttered eyelashes and eyebrows; information on length, displacement, and angles. The drawing reveals terrain texture features a slippery eyeball zone and the position of a subsurface hard skull structure. /

Surface analysis

Site II - Nose & Mouth

Similarly, the light density of the mustache and the hair surrounding the wrinkly lip appear to form into a highly systematic grouping. On the other hand, upper nasal hair persists a more unpredictable pattern pointing against one another. /

Site III - Ear

The ear region is the most serene section. However, it grows sideburns, which features the largest cluster of hairs that extended out gradually in one direction with minimal axis fluctuation. /

Physical models of the dissected regions

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