COMBINATIONAL MODEL / EXPERIMENT ELEVEN
This model transitions from our previous concept of tensegrity to a structure expressing the use of tension to create various cantilevered spaces. As we explored the different architectural possibilities tensegrity could offer, we found that we were limited to large pavilion ideas rather than a building. We were interested in how tensegrity could make objects float with the use of tension cables. So the idea is explored as a structure primarily held in tension. The use of columns are limited and centered in a column core with beams stretching out. The beams are designed and organized in a way that allows tension cables to be tied, holding up the slabs above.
There’s a moment in which part of the slab is removed to reveal the structural idea and have it on display. The materials imagined would be steel and concrete. The way the materials are used expresses a thin and open structure with cantilevers at different heights and lengths. The renders show the possibilities of our design with one idea as a viewing space out into the ocean.
Dante Gil Rivas