Rennie Jones

Rennie Jones

Ann Arbor, MI, US


Rivet Reef

This self-supporting structure of aggregated aluminum units was designed to create space and volume from sheet metal using only developable surfaces. The specifics of each unit were scripted algorithmically to achieve a desired overall appearance. Once the basic frame was scripted, each surface was digitally modeled and unrolled, detailed, and arranged on a cut sheet, which was then CNC routed. The results of extensive material and assembly tests dictated angle dimensions, unit heights, arm lengths, tolerances, hole location, placement and depth of score lines, and tab designs. 

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Status: Built
My Role: Material tests, aggregation design, digital fabrication, assembly
Additional Credits: Andrew Auler, Brenna Williams, Conor Wood


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