year 2007 // designed by Kristjan Donaldson // location Unspecified // photography Kristjan Donaldson // professor/ school Phil Anzalone - GSAPP Columbia University // materials Aluminium, Acrylic Sheet
The project sought to develop an autonomous surface system with integral cross bracing, without the need for additional fixings. An undulating surface model was developed in Rhino then sections extracted. A system of Fold-out structural cross bracing was developed through repeat prototyping. A scaffold was CNC milled from timber to mould the acrylic and as an assembly jig. The structure receives the acrylic on fold-out tabs which are rotated to lock it in place.