Jan 2011 - May 2011 //
Structural Surfaces / Folded Plate
Architectural Design / R & D
An investigation into the digital design and fabrication of folded plate structural surfaces
For Prof. Lisa Iwamoto - With Madeline Hartzell, Joe Taylor-Nowell, Zachary Streitz, Jessica Willemsen, Nathan John & Neil Wiita
Folded plate was the collaborative product of a 6 month investigation into digital fabrication and structural surfaces completed with the Material Geometries research studio at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Lisa Iwamoto. Research and development resulted in an installation that was exhibited on the UC Berkeley campus for 6 months.
Form finding through 3D modelling & parametric design
A series of folded plate structural surfaces were generated using Rhino and Grasshopper.
Experiments in porosity
We were interested in the relationship between folding an porosity. Experimental models were made with paper to quickly test different effects.
Final forms were tested using Algor, a structural analysis plugin that can be used with grasshopper.
Fabrication & Installation
The project was built using plasma cut 18guage sheet steel and a LOT of rivets.