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Voussoir Cloud

Voussoir Cloud is an installation at the Southern California Institute of Architecture gallery in Los Angeles, designed by Lisa Iwamoto. The installation is a vaulted system designed to be in pure compression. The vaults are composed of three-dimensional pedal tessellations, made of thin wood laminate. The shape and curvature of each pedal is calculated in Rhino based on the voids around it. The Voussoir Cloud is designed to be viewed from both within and above.

The lightweight material used in the vaulting system gives the installation a unique style. The voids create an interesting lighting effect, and gives the whole structure a floating feel.