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Ideation and Process of Lamp making


  • STUDENT NO: 576438 SEMESTER 2/2012 GROUP 3


  • Aim


    Gain an understanding of design, resoning and application of analogue & digital representation

    Understand how different types of prepresentation can sup-port initiation of design ideas, promotion of design propos-als and technical descriptions enabling their construction or realisationTo develop an ability for critical analysis and interpretation of design representation

  • Patterns & Forms

    Nature & OriginalityCopied or Restructured

    Chemical reactions

    Abstract forms

    Discover, Analyze, Rearrange

    Visual appeal

    Functions & Priority

    Detail & Preciseness

    Tension & Force

    Ultimate PurposeSurrounding


    Mind Map



    Inspiration begins from nature. The intricate details that lie hidden in minute forms hold the key to successful execution of many useful properties. The processes that take place to form these nano structures is the most intriguing factor; neither can it be deduced nor can it be predicted.

  • Exploration

    The process of ideation involves both cognitive and expressive interpretations. This helps to identify the underlying design principles, caliberate a prototype and illustrate . Vast amount of digging and exploring is the key to a successful outcome. These tech-niques ensure that multiple pathways would lead to a better understanding of what forms I can work with and why. The question why is as important as the end result.

    Design work flow

    Explore different ideas in order to find specific/ tar-get keys that is inspirational

    Understanding to how these processes work and why they are of value

    Choosing an idea to refine even more, start to build pro-totypes in order to under-stand perceptions and forms

    Grasping the favourite con-cepts and their effect on na-ture, identify key steps that makes the object why it is

    Refine the ideas and find suitable and sufficient answers to why the patterns are the way they are

    State of mind should be filled with different concepts of patterns and ready to choose

  • Processes & Nature

    Nature is filled with awe and inspiration. THe self organizing skill of the remark-able system inspires me to fully indulge in the information provided by na-ture. These traits can be seen as adaptability skills in order to ensure that the species survival is carried on. There are two types of natural processes.

    Biomimicry Natural forms

    The context of Biomimicry is to extract information from natural designs and implementing them to solve human challenges. Biomimicry is a leading field that demonstrates nature at its finest work.

    Nature provides us with various complex de-signs that hides constructive meanings. These ideas are sometimes taken by architects or designers to design bjects and structures.

  • IDEATION Based on Natural Forms

    Ideation is unique to the person who seeks it. Nature is filled with complex and extraordinary systems. The following ideas are chosen samples of won-

    dorous patterns that appear continuosly.

    The Spider-web concept is one of natures wonder. The spe-cial silk that spiders produce and weave them in the direc-tion facing South only adds to the mystery of this spectecular phenomenon. Simple yet com-plex, Simple yet complex, the silk woven by the spider is stronger than steel and lighter than fibre. Humans are yet to recreate this

    special strand of amino acids.

    The Human brain is a miraculous or-gan. The organ stores the information percieved by the person along with all the actions and systematic information to function in daily life. All these actions and remembrance are made by tiny neurons firing up when needed. Under a MRI machine, the magic is unvieled. Emotions, feelings and other activities are seen patterning in different forms depending on the strongness or prob-

    lematic areas.

    Fungis, Bacterias & Viruses are nano micro-organisms that have aston-ishing forms. Usually, Bacteria and Fungi are found in colonies rather than the Virus who tend to maneu-ver on their own. When colonies are zoomed in, its like stepping into another reality. These organ-isms work in various ways, repro-duces asexually and sexually and when met with a neighbouring col-ony they tend to be non hostile or hostile depending on the type they run into. The shapes, patterns and colors of these colonies is simply

    breath taking.

    Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses Human Brain Spider Web

  • IDEATION Based on Biomimicry

    The Lotus leaf is a very good example of a self cleaning system. It is free of con-taminants by possessing small bumps on the surface as a coating that ena-bles water to slide past it while carry-ing any dirt that lies on top of the leaf. This idea has been applied by the Wil-helm Barthlott in an exterior paint that has the same effect as the lotus leaf.

    The Box- fish Also known as ostracion cu-bicus has the ability to swim very fast despite its box shape and size. By tak-ing its low co-efficient of drag and rigid exo skeleton, Mercedes Benz engineers came up with a concept for their new car with the same shape like structure as the box fish that proved to have one of the lowest co-efficient of drag ever tested.

    Surprisingly, the Peacock feather has only one pigment (brown) but man-ages to bring out exotic colors. This ef-fect is brought on by capturing light within its layering of keratin proteins combined with melanin background that causes the light to bounce off and producing the color. A Japanese company got inspired by this trait and created a reusable display sign that alters through contact with UV light.

    Lotus Leaf Box Fish Peacock Feather

  • Aspergillus

    Aspergillus is a mold speces found in various places around the world. It was named after holy water sprinkler due to the similar shapy by Biologist Pier Antonio Micheli. Some species of Aspergillus is imported for medical and commercial purposes. Some of the asperlligus species are pathogens causing infection to people and ani-mals. Microbial fermentations use a species of aspergil-lus to make alcoholic beverages like Japanese sake. A type of the species, Aspergillus niger is used for the production of native and foreign en-zymes, including glucose oxidase and lysozome.

    A very excellent visual representation of Aspergillus.

  • Culture Growth

    The growth traits of Aspergillus was observed to have Thermotolerence which means they are able to thrive at less than or equal to 37 degrees celsius. Their germination & growth efficiency seems to peak at this temperature. They also have the ability to sense and utilize nutrients from various sources. This is known as Nutritional versatility. The form of growth adopted by these organisms is known as Radi-al Growth. This form of growth be-gins from the centre and expands radially while forming colonies.

    The following graph shows the correlation of three different spe-cies A. Fumigatus, A. Flavus and A. Niger. They all seem to have a higher gernination rate from the beginning. Below the graphs show the growth rate of the three different species in two dif-ferent temperature conditions.

  • The following graph shows the correlation of the three species and their germination rates at varying temperatue ranges. The surviv-al of these organisms depend on the effec-tive germination at their body temperatures.

    Spores (Conidia)

    These spores (conidia) floats in air and colonize or-ganic matter. They also infects hosts when they land.

  • THe Hyphae is the key feature in development of the 3 dimensional structure of fungal bio films. The Hyphae display an array of matrix bound like structure. These structures carry the Conidia and helps in dispersing them. The growth of these hyphae are spectacular. The following video shows the growth of the hyphae.

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  • Growth Sectors found in Aspergillus

    Polarity Establishment Apical Branching

    Lateral BranchingHyphal Morphogenesis

    Polarity establish-ment deals with functional speci-ficity. It depends on precise con-trol of asymmet-ric distribution of


    The emminent beginning of a branch from the hyphal tip is known as apical branching. This form of branch-ing is assumed to prevail in condi-tions that com-promise organi-zation of hyphal tips.

    Hyphal Morphogenesis involve establishment and maintenance of polarity axis as well as cell division via the deposition of septa. In simple terms, this event determines the way the growth of the hyphae moves.

    The dominant type of branch-ing depicted by aspergillus is known as lateral branching. This type of branch-ing begins from the root.

  • Architectural Design Inspirations

    Hyphae Lamp is a design based on vein for-mation of leaves by designer Nervous Sys-tem. This densely interconnected structure is based on the simulation of the fluid move-ment structure used by the plant for food pro-

    Field of Light in the gardens of Holburne Museum by Bruce Munro is a good ex-ample of inspiration of the mycellium structural form of Aspergillus. This beauti-ful structure illuminates the gardens and has a magical quality associated with it.

    Enoki Eco City is a sustainable model designed for Rome by OFL architectures. This design explores furutre urban possibilities and is re-garded as a self sufficient structure.

    Field of Light

    Hyphae Lamp

    Enoki Eco City

  • Patterning Style A

    A focus on the