Furnishing Explorations

Physical Design Processes 2011

The project called for the design and construction of a lighweight structure which utilized the inherent properties of corrogated polycarbonate sheeting.


A lightweight self supporting ceiling structure composed of a field of horizontally and vertically organized hexagonal units.  The field is organized in a dodecagon pattern creating large internal openings, which could be occupied by a variety of lighting types.  Each unit is triangulated through a colored acrylic bracing piece, which stabilizes the unit and provides visual depth through the dodecahedrons.   Units are connected through a notched connection which keeps the units at a precise right angle.  


Further studies into the manipulation of the angle could allow the structure to create/occupy curved surfaces and give changing depth to dodecahedrons in section.