Design for Manufacture
During my time at Advanced Shade Systems (2018-2019), I designed various types of shade sails and structures. One of them was a custom cantilever shade structure, for Brisbane City Council at Oriel Park.
The design process included sketching concepts of how the structure will look like using the measurements given by the client. Then modeling it in Sketchup and creating shop drawings to be engineered by a structural engineer, then manufactured locally. There were a few iterations to the drawings to make sure the parts fit together and are durable.