The innovation of this project and exhibition lies in the self-equilibrium shape* of the twisted structural elements and the exploration of its potential to reduce material consumption and proposed kit-of-parts design, which involves using the same components in various configurations, allows to create adaptable architectural spaces.
The periodically changing demonstrations, showcase actively twisted elements made from 6.5mm Wisa-Birch plywood. These elements use the material's flexibility in a unique way to achieve incredibly lightweight designs, with each element weighing only 10 kg.
We envision inspiring architectural structures that can change their shape and volume depending on the needs of the users, as rapid assembly by pinned joints is paired with stability achieved by spatial configurations.
Supported by :
A”SA students: Faezeh Sadeghi, Benjamin Marre, Liza Verdonk, Riccardo Vigano
Department of Civil Engineering
Lab engineer: Jukka Piironen
Lab technicians: Pertti Alho and Matti Ristimäki
Colleagues: Gengmu Ruan, Vincent Kuo, Joonas Jaaranen and Saani Shakil
Curator: Edel O’ Reilly
Powered by UPM plywood.
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