This system research was initiated by cutting a single strip of paper through the middle and folding it on itself to create a repeatable unit that would collapse and expand when aggregated. The aggregation occurred along both the 'X' and 'Y' axis, and allows the system to be very dynamic even though it is made of rigid pieces.
The original geometry of the unfolded piece provides two very different surface conditions when the system is realized. One surface consists of a faceted diamond pattern which is very smooth and fluid, while the opposing side is made up of the folded tabs which creates a very textural and dynamic field of 'soft' spikes.
Special Thanks to GLINTstudios for the photographs.
Status: School Project
Location: Lexington, KY, US