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PHYSICAL MODEL

DIGITAL MODEL

PROCESS

MATERIALIZATION 

COMBINATIONAL MODEL / EXPERIMENT FIVE

The combinational model aims to explore the potential of creating a loose special framework by using a basic intercrossing structure. The initial inspiration comes from the wooden tenon structure commonly applied in traditional Asian architecture. The process of exploring its potentials finally leads to forming a grid of intersection that functioned physically like a dome structure, passing down the forces of gravity layers by layers onto the two ends of the entire structure. Woods of different width are tested, which helped us familiarize with the spatial weight of the whole structure. In the end we choose to lighten the structure up using thinner wood by inter twining them in a denser way. Laser cutting was applied to cut the wood, which turned out to make the structure appear loose.

On the other hand, the wobbly finished product resulted in a natural curve created by the gravity that signified possible ways of improving the whole structure, such as applying other forces to counter-balance the effect of gravity on distorting the structure or importing triangular ways of intersection which would theoretically be less prone to gravitational distortion.

John Curylo
Zichen Huang
Chunzi Zhao
Kexuan Shang