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PHYSICAL MODEL

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PROCESS

MATERIALIZATION 

COMBINATIONAL MODEL / EXPERIMENT THREE

Based on the linearly-growing variation model produced in the second assignment, we develop a no-glue structural model to investigate how interior skeleton structure and exterior facade can create a bird observatory tower structure. Taking the oblique supporting wooden structure from last assignment, we establish a core system of each oblique wooden columns supporting and connecting 3 platforms at a time, 4 columns across each platform. Besides the structural elements for connecting and supporting the five platforms, we incorporate strings to exert tensile elements between each floor levels, further stabilizing the core structure and defining boundary of the semi-closed interior with the exterior.

Also, we develop a joint system of small wooden sticks and iron wire to construct a spiral-stair system which circles around column structure to connect each platform. The stair serves to define the verticality of the structural while also determining the height of space on each level. Eventually, the bird observatory tower, approached from a bottom entering, allows the visit to either exterior or semi-closed interior space on any of the 5 platforms.

Harper Bo
Lily Li
Liufei Zhu
Wendy Yao