In this exercise, multiple variations of a simple unit will be explored to create different spatial organization in points in space. As a cluster, these units should evolve parametrically and be self-structured. In addition, the structure should be flexible to respond to global conditions, orientation and assembly.
Different systems will be tested by means of folding, stacking, weaving, and interlocking to understand the behaviour of a component in different materials, stresses, and hierarchical values.
From the subdivision of a very simple surface we are trying to obtain a volumetric unit that will assemble together under a set of rules. These rules would then change the behaviour of the units as a whole.
After different experimentations, new hypothesis was made. Weaving system was the better technique to fill a space within given points in space but it was lack in structural strength. On the other side, frame system has the better structural system. Combining the two systems would be ideal.
In order to test this hypothesis, new fabrication can be made by laser cutting sheets of MDF to make strips that can then be assembled to make new self-supported structure.
Zhenhang Hu, Jeroen Janssen, Nicolas Leguina de Enterria, Cesar Martinez
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