FOLDING MODEL / EXPERIMENT SIX
The experimental models explore the formation of curves from the calculated cutting and folding of a sheet of paper. Through a repeated series of staggered cuts and folds, the system generates a continuous distribution of forces along eight linear columns. Variations explore the structural and spatial differences that result from the degrees and number of curves, changes in height, and levels of repetition. As each trapezoidal surface folds in both tension and compression, voids emerge between rows to allow light to pass through the form, allowing it to perform as a roof structure. As a modular and repeatable system, the folding strategy can widely be adapted to various spans, elevations, and potential sites.