FOLDING MODEL / EXPERIMENT SEVEN
Continuing with our previous Toyo Ito-inspired membrane models, we sought to further contemplate upon the boundaries between surface and solid through the construction of animated, fluid forms - now through folding instead of stretching. Challenging the material properties of Bristol paper, we performed minimal yet calculated moves on a 11x11 inch squares. Wetting the bristol generates the malleability we desire, and with a gridded base and clear measurements on the surfaces we could easily alter the 1-fold and 2-fold variations in a consistent and parametric manner. Held down by string until dried, the diagonally folded paper is forced to contort and bend naturally.