RECIPROCAL MODEL / EXPERIMENT ELEVEN
We expanded and modified our initial approach from the previous ‘Equilibrium’ Assignment. Our concept of interlocking teeth remained consistent with the addition of mitered edges in the third dimension to increase our opportunities for multiple and tighter connections. The new pieces expand the model in different directions and introduced rotations into the design. We also looked at fabrication as a wasteless procedure, starting with a single piece of plywood, and took all of our parts from it with a series of repeated angled cuts. The initial piece was given an immediate bias to all following parts. Biasing surface treatments and using the same thickness for all elements produced architectural qualities such as monolithic materiality, varying enclosure surfaces, and dramatic cantilevers. Still operating systematically, this move began to offer constraints that lead to a more architectural set of models.