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PHYSICAL MODEL

DIGITAL MODEL

PROCESS

HANGING MODEL  / EXPERIMENT ONE

Our team sought to further advance the ideas explored by Heinz Isler and his inverted catenary fabric and plaster models, through new parameters of height and distance to produce forms that are similarly catenary in nature, but with newly introduced variables that emerge from a system of interconnected catenary arches instead of a singular arch. We discovered in our early sketches and models that the actions “pinch” and “stretch” allowed for full control of the rise and span of the arch, and sequencing them in certain ways could generate a fluid, fluctuating space facilitated by nature of fabric materials.

 

Peyton Chiang

Bay Fujimoto

Joseph Hsu

Spencer Hoteling