This project is the first of a series of explorations into the principles of tectonics. As the only parameter was to create a unique path for a marble to “move” and “stop” in a closed system of planes and sticks, the intent of the design is to create a series of experiences by passing through a sequence of open and closed spaces.
This model was crafted by hand using only Stonehenge Paper and skewers.
Using the geometric form of two intersecting triangles as the focal point of the system, the system as a whole reflects this shape in a way that will support itself while functionally serving to guide the movement of the marble.
The digital images were composed using Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite software to incorporate an architectural context to the project.
Continuing the study of tectonics, this project uses stacked, custom-cut 2x4 blocks to create occupiable space, while seeking to accomplish a particular affect. The project
This model was built with a team of 3 at full scale, and elevated on a high table to reflect the visual experience of looking through the wall and play of light on the blocks.
The blocks were cut in a particular way so that when stacked, they would interlock using a kerf-and-spline system to form two dynamic inter-weaving walls. These walls create a sequence of three open, permeable cavities for socialization.
The global geometry was modeled and rendered using Rhinoceros software.
This project expresses the architecture of joinery through an evolved Parson's Table. It is particularly focused on creating a three-way miter that is only revealed by the diagonal edge between parts.
This model was produced at full-scale by hand using a miter-saw, mill, and chisel.
Building off of the traditional seamless flow from leg to rail in a conventional Parson's Table, this design introduces a hierarchy of proportionate units of leg and rail around a fixed inner table. Ultimately, it is intended to be used as a console table with three tiers to organize personal items.
The left photos reveal a full-scale model of one corner of the entire table. The center photo is a 1/4" scale model of the full table design, which was generated from a digital model designed using Rhinoceros software (shown on the right).