COMBINATIONAL MODEL / EXPERIMENT TWELVE
Gabriel Gomes Raymundo
This combinatorial experiment develops a system of structural elements that express a combination of tension and compression loads abstracted into a tectonic framework. A series of triangular modules are created to hold the forces as they travel through the construction. The triangles are divided into solid forms: that project their compressive nature and begin to divide space and shape how light is controlled through the structure, and frame forms: that extract everything but the necessary material to convey the movement of tensile and compression forces as they move through the structure while also opening the structure to light and views. The triangular structural elements are oriented to cardinal direction to allow more protection from the southern sun and let in more diffused light from the north, while at the same time the framework begins to act as a spaced brise soleil to the east and west.