In the construction process, we attach PVC pipes to bases cut in angles in order to control the angle of structural elements in placement. The number of structural elements, number of static loads, angle of structural elements, orientation of structural elements, and length of the static loads is varied throughout to test out different conditions of equilibrium and add complexity.
EQUILIBRIUM MODEL / EXPERIMENT SIX
Based on the observations and findings achieved in the first assignment, a three-dimensional structural system consisting of static loads and tension elements was developed, inspired by Kenneth Snelson’s tensegrity models. The stability is achieved by the generation of reciprocal relationships between linear structural elements and static loads, all in the form of PVC pipes, in equilibrium. The placement of static loads and structural elements are generated based on the diagram of the final equilibrium model in the first assignment.