MEMBRANE MODEL / EXPERIMENT FIVE
The membrane model explores playful methods of space-making through combining the systems of flexible mesh and stretchy fabric. By strategically adhering the fabric to selected surfaces of the frames, complex spaces are formed by stabilizing certain joints of the interactive wood structure. The variations explored different relationships between the membrane and the wood structure: attaching or separating, suggesting shaded or enclosed spaces. Throughout the process, we found the interesting interaction between wood and fabric: sometimes the structure is guiding the fabric to stretch or shrink in, but sometimes the fabric stretches to guide the structure to change. The binary relationship helps us to achieve shape variations of surface, shell, or sphere, indicating different types of spaces.