Coral System

Form generating system based on demolding

Design / Jack Liu, Jimmy Jian
Programming / Jack Liu
Technical Support / You-Cheng Lai
Animation / Shih-Chen Chen
Photography / Meng-Chi Liu
Model Making / Zong-Yan Lu, Tyler Lai
Year / ‬2018











Introduction
Coral is a set of structural form-finding generative systems based on the principle of demolding that enables designers to explore a wider range of possibilities rapidly for form finding under conditions that comply with manufacturing requirements.






Form Principle
The prototype of the Coral system comes from the basic principle in mold design. By setting the models to grow randomly on a predetermined plane, it’s promised that these models can be split by two separated moulds. Then, the system extends to the three planes of X, Y, and Z, and even to not oriented planes in order to increase the complexity of the forms it generates, while challenging the traditional mold splitting method.

models and molds based on 1‭, ‬2‭ ‬and 3‭ ‬Axises

a series of models generated by the same system

 original models models with parting lines
models with patterns






Design Story
Industrial design is always connected with mass production. Therefore, the possibility of product styling is limited by production tools. Form and shape of products gradually tend to be similar under such restrictions. This projects broke the frame by implementing programing technique. New possibilities that complied with current manufacturing limitations were discussed.








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