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EDGARDO RIVERA

EDGARDO RIVERA

Aguas Buenas, PR, US

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THE CENTIPEDE

The objective for this assignment was to subtract 2D numeric fabrication processes, focusing on the technique of cutting using a Laser Cut machine. In terms of design, the intention is to produce a large scale installation for the whole class, where each student will contribute by fabricating one of its parts. The challenge is to produce a portion of a centipede, constructed with planar sections and assembled like a sort of cage with ribs, using an egg-crate technique.

Due to the typology that was chosen and the requirements of creating a leg that gives the support to the centipede’s segment, the design was based on the idea of creating a smooth surface that provides an uniform transition between each section.  Another major idea was to generate the illusion of torsion within the centipede’s segment. This effect was achieved by rotating and transforming each cross section from a circular shape to a distorted one.  The leg design was a very critical part in the process because we didn’t wanted it to look as an addition but rather as part of the body itself.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Barcelona, ES
My Role: DESIGNER
Additional Credits: VANESSA ACOBIS

 

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