This week’s selection is Morphologic, by the team of Chien Shuo Pai, Alberto Herrera Salas, Nishanth Peethala and Zhu Kele. Their purpose was to develop a structure that could become an architectural component. In the image you can see a miniature version demonstrating how the basic component can be recombined into potentially colossal structures.
An abstract geometric model that displayed properties of reconfiguration was selected and studied in order to arrive at components bearing lightness, curvature and reconfigurability as characteristics. The components have a certain geometric elegance of their own. They fit to each other perfectly by matching surfaces in their own geometry and are held together through a network of cables. An array of these components form completely closed surfaces and along with the designed soft joint, are able to achieve pre designated curvatures.