Joel Letkemann

Joel Letkemann

Aarhus, DK


New Prosthesis: Bent Wood Exoskeletons

The New Prosthesis project proposes ‘exoskeletons’ out of thin shells of plywood, which are formed without formwork.  Instead, the shape is determined by a certain number of determined points, fixed during the bending process, and the resulting material negotiations that result. These pieces efficiently distribute stress in three dimensions, enabling highly complex structures, with varied geometry with a very small and light-weight material investment.
These prototypes were modeled with Grasshopper for Rhino, and produced using a laser cutter for precision, and later bent using moisture and steam.

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Status: School Project
Location: Barcelona, ES