EQUILIBRIUM MODEL / EXPERIMENT NINE
This investigation expands upon the idea of using a kit of parts to support elevated platforms. With the added complexity of multiple platforms, a string element was incorporated to provide tension where needed. Finding the placement of these platforms was an iterative process through the physical model, as each addition reconfigured the need for compression and tension on the previous platforms. In the end, the string was discovered to be not as reliable as the stiffness in the wood members that were used as tension members.
Jane Van Velden