Monthly Archives: May 2011
This project strives to create a panelized shading/structural system. The system works through the woven thread inside the metal frame. As the module moves across the surface, the panel stretches in the Z-axis. This deformation causes the density of the string to lessen thereby allowing more or less light depending on the depth of the unit.
Having analyzed the work of Erwin Hauer, we began to contemplate the variability of such a system when generated by the computer with parameters set into the pattern. The weave that is formed breathes like the lungs of a living being, bulging in some regions while retracting in others.
Board 1 – Top Right / Sketches
Foreground / Perspective Rendering
Board 2 – Top / Sections, Plans, Axonometric
Bottom Left / Plan
Bottom Right / Perspective
James Herrmann ///Mark Talma
We wanted to implement the idea of the basic unit morphing through rotation derived from both our case studies. We designed a petal form, which rotates in two directions creating a gradient from very ordered to very chaotic. The gradient can respond to factors such as light, views, and ventilation. These petals are held in place by structural strips that run horizontally with protrusions that fit through the slots in the top of the petal. This structure is held in place by slots in three vertical members and the entire system is assembled without adhesives or hardware.