FOLDING MODEL / EXPERIMENT FOUR
The concept behind the folding exploration is to explore the potential of converting a hyperboloid surface into folded surface and the resultant architectural shapes. Starting with a simple hyperboloid, we explore different ways of combining different numbers of this kind of base units together to form various forms with architectural potential. When folding the shapes, we experimented first with Bristol, hard yet unbendable, resulting in a strong structural support yet lacks elasticity when facing large tension during the folding process. Thus, we switched to normal paper, softer but more elastic, and capable of withstanding more internal forces generated from the process of folding. The final variation shows the potential to apply non-perpendicular hyperboloid to produce interesting architectural shapes and its general variability to vary the shape to fit into different needs.