Student project by Liberty Longalong, Christopher Seifert, and Kathryn Welsch, 2008: Struct-pure


Related person
Christopher Seifert (was created by)
Description
This was a student project by Liberty Longalong, Christopher Seifert, and Kathryn Welsch, for Susan Melsop's ARCH 243 course, Spring 2008. "Constructed of 8,000 mini origami star boxes, this "curtain wall" creates several elegant effects. Whether it is by the height or angle of sunlight streaming through the curtain, or by the repetition of modules, Struct-pure is: pure form (white paper) and structure (ribs). This project challenges traditional notions of "structure"; the origami shapes are connected by tightly glued flaps, which are the ribs of the blanket. The resulting rib frame allows the form to expand or "billow out" in places, creating concave and convex shapes."
Section/Discipline
Architecture
Degree
Undegraduate
Style/Period
2000s (2000 - 2009)
Course
ARCH 243
Academic Class
Sophomore