Changing Directions

While our model geodesic dome was an interesting notion to explore, we felt a bit hesitant as to how to take the form forward in terms of creating our kitset shelterthe nature of the geodesic dome in itself already being such a finite and resolved form.

We decided to go back to our previous folding explorations and returned to the geometry of OH.NO.SUMO’s Paper Sky project. This time we made a structure that was bigger than our first model – consisting in total of 21 tetrahedrons.

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The result was a very curious and quite interesting, slightly curving shape; creating both fascinating angled planes and shadows on the exterior, and beautiful geometric linear forms on the interior.

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Shadows cast by the exterior forms

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We both felt that this structure could be a very interesting form to pursue; it led us to the notion of creating a modular kitset shelter that is parasitic in nature and will allow the user a sense of freedom in how the final design is put together.

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