Nick is currently working at Pattern Architects, specialising in parametric design and the application of Computational research on stadia design.
Nick attained a Distinction on his Masters of Architecture, with his award winning thesis project being nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal. He continues to explore applications of scripting to industrial design and fabrication with recent work being featured in London Design Festival. Nick is a studio tutor for the Abstract Machines masters unit at LMU, where he lectures on computation and digital fabrication.
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Selected by D2W for the London Design Festival. Small ornamental piece continuing my previous research on Erwin Hauer. The basket is made up of two independent but interlocking surfaces.
The two surfaces are hard to distinguish in the photos, while I appreciate the effect of the two surfaces blending, I think printing each in independent colours/shade would improve viewers understanding.
Experimenting with transitions of solid to void.
I was procrastinating, decided to make weirdest object i could. I feel my weirdness concept was achieved.
Kind of looks like a plant out of Avatar… Or some kind of acid trip!
The 3d printer in the office hadn’t been getting a lot of action recently. Used the occasion to set myself a speed challenge. This mobius based form took 3 minutes in grasshopper.
TYRERTECTURE in the UAE
Apologies for lack of posts recently, I will be resuming personal projects late January. I am currently spending my Christmas on site in the Emirates. Due to a confidentiality agreement, I cant publish any images of the project. So here is Gabe and I on a serious site inspection.
edit: Please ignore any reflection in my sunglasses.
3.5 Man Butterfly flip
Bit of a random one, just found this photo on my one of my old memory sticks, while taking photos at the LMU kung fu society i tried to orchestrate a four man synchronized butterfly flip. I think this is the closest we got, three and a half.
Erwin Hauer II Printed Model
Second generation Hauer panel, in this one i introduced the fluid curves. Was a little tricky getting the vectors on neighbouring cells to meet, learnt a few interesting bits about grasshopper tree structures. I started cutting out the Makerbot scaffold material, but liked the effect of leaving the edges, enhances the flowing form. I have now cut out the rest, but haven’t taken a photo yet.
Erwin Hauer I Printed model
This model was printed a few weeks ago, but im a bit behind uploading, so doing it chronologically. Printed on a Makerbot.
RIBA President’s Medal Awards
My shortlisted project has now been uploaded to the RIBA website, unfortunately no wins, but looking at other projects, understandable.
The cropping of the main image is a bit unfortunate, dont know if i can do anything about that. I ran out of time a little bit condensing my work to the 15 slides for submission, too many deadlines to juggle, so not totally happy with submission, live and learn…
Erwin Hauer I Milled Panel
Double sided milling of the first generation EH surface. The weaving surfaces are fairly successful at creating the illusion of separation, while this panel was actually milled from a single piece of MDF. Hopefully the next generation EH panel will create a much more fluid and sculptural arrangement.
Double sided milling by Wade at AxisCutParts.com
Erwin Hauer II
I’m really happy with how this research has developed. The tessellation creates an illusion of depth; with undulating double curvature, while the surface itself is flat and will be milled out of a single piece of wood.
I rationalised my earlier non-linear Hauer-esqe surface. Rather than half completing many different ideas, i have it fully working on the parameters of curvature and thickness. I will try and get this cut, while i further work on increasing complexity of forms.