Dear friends and family; One of the great passions of my life, apart from architecture, is aviation. One is not totally separated from the other. Airplanes, like buildings are a product of design and they are after all built. But not only gravity is a constraint for aircraft design; factors as pressurization; aerodynamics; and the ability to fly play a way larger role in the design of an airplane than it does when you’re designing a house for your mother.
I am nothing more than an enthusiast nonetheless; but that does not make my admiration and curiosity for these flying marvels be any smaller. I believe airplanes have exquisite sectional and spacial qualities; which are all derived by the enormous constraints that exist in order to make them fly and transport people and goods.
Among my favorites there is the Airbus A380; the European Double Decker airliner; currently the biggest one in operation. As a pass time I decided to model an A380-like aircraft on Rhino and actually render all the sectional qualities that I am so fascinated about.
This is part one of a series of articles in which I share the results of the process of modeling such an aircraft in Rhino 5.
The following images show some cutaway views of the aircraft and the relationship between its different levels. Yes; I have modeled the seats as well.
Exceptionally this model was not based on any official drawing from any aircraft manufacturer. This was some kind of a ‘free hand’ exercise; everything was eyeballed and drawn from memory.
This is still a work in progress project and I will be back with some more updates and images whenever I have the time.