professor | Dale Clifford duration | 3 months collaboration | Tommy Sterling, Clara Lee, Shanna Chan, Chris Ball, Naomie Laguerre, Avanti Dabholkar
The goal of this project was to explore the material qualities of plywood and build a tower using only the plywood sheets and zip ties.
The team began by examining the structure of bones and observing stronger densities at areas that were under more pressure and less densities in areas of tension. We took this idea and explored the potential of a 3d voronoi pattern.
Using rhino and grasshopper we were able to model the structure of the tower and then removed the interior pieces in order to make the structure lightweight. Each piece was milled out using the cnc router for precision and then assembled on site with zip ties to form each individual cell. Once the cells had been assembled they were joined together with a similar zip tie method to complete the installation.