We decided to use flexible formwork casting as a technique to invert the surface formation found in suspension into a structure under compression. However, we are not casting a inverted finite form but the material negotiation between the flow and weight of plaster and the elasticity inherent within lycra continuously informs the process of formation.
Our initial experiments are based on a format of a 42x42cm equilateral triangle with a 2cm grid.
Pattern Connections Pouring Points Folding Technique Casting Technique
We studied principal material behaviour and developed patterning techniques to control the plaster in order to achieve our objective to minimize the cross-section of the surface. We employed different stitching techniques to control the plaster: points, continuous lines and discontinuous lines.
Points – articulating the surface Continuous Lines – separating the surface > lattice Discontinuous Lines – separating and connecting the surface > hybrid between surface and lattice.
Programa– Proto Design –Program
Tamaño – XS – Size
Equipo – Roberto Garcia, Manuel Jimenez, Claudia Ernst, Stella Dourtmes –Team
Colaboradores -Knut Brunier, Aaron Silver, Apostamos Despotidis, Gilles Retsin, Johanna Huang, Jose Cadilhe, Marzieh Birjandian, Michail Desalas, Rodrigo Chain, Salih Topal, Sophia Tang, Vicente Soler – Collaborators