Thursday 6th November Tutorials

We just finished Brief01:System/Sci-Fi and starting Brief02:Buro/Burn – Here are couple pictures of our last tutorials by Toby Burgess. Students will be uploading their systems on Monday on this blog!

Our Joyful DS10 Studio - Picture by Vlad Ignatescu

Our Joyful DS10 Studio – Picture by Vlad Ignatescu

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Spirohedron by Lorna jackson

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Pyritohedrons by Sarah Stell

Recursive Explosion by Aslan Adnan

Curved Kerf Folding by Garius Iu

Curved Kerf Folding by Garis Iu

Inversion Principle by Tom Jelley

Inversion Principle by Tom Jelley

Tom Jelley's Inversion Principle explained in a model

Tom Jelley’s Inversion Principle explained in a model

Miura-Ori studies by John KoningsJohn Konings rigid Miura Ori Origami

Recursive Reciprocal Structure by Irina Ghiuzan

Recursive Reciprocal Structure by Irina Ghiuzan

Tobias Power plotting complex numbers onb a vertical axis - Rheotomic Surface inspired by Daniel Piiker

Tobias Power plotting complex numbers onb a vertical axis – Rheotomic Surface inspired by Daniel Piiker

Jonathan Leung creating his own Bismuth Crystals

Jonathan Leung creating his own Bismuth Crystals

Esha Hashim's Fabric Tensegrity

Esha Hashim’s Fabric Tensegrity

Lianne Clarke's Reaction Diffusion Patterns on Acrylic

Lianne Clarke’s Reaction Diffusion Patterns on Acrylic

4 comments
  1. Really interesting explorations. Lorna and Garius, can I ask if you have had any problems with the joints failing when you are folding from a single sheet of wood?

  2. Garis Iu said:

    Hi Michael, I’ve been testing kerf hinges with 0.8mm ply. What I’ve found is that in the case of curved bending, the ply becomes really flexible and is easily bendable when it is wet (usually soaked in water for about an hour), but will spring back to its original flat form if the pressure is released. However, if you are able to keep it bent while it dries, it seems to retain the bent form.

    Some of the joints had begun to fail (snapping – folding instead of bending) but I believe it is due to bending while it’s dry, and the size of the kerf connection coupled with the thickness of the ply. I will be testing 1.5mm which should hopefully prove to be stronger.

  3. Hi Michael,

    As Garis pointed out using the kerf hinge on 0.8mm ply does work in water but is very fragile and more prone to snapping, the images on this post are of experiments I have made in 1.5mm ply, here the hinge works in a single directional plane however where I have three mountain joints meeting one valley there is a failure of the system. I am working towards resolving this issue by altering the cutting pattern slightly at these joints..

  4. Thanks for the replies guys, interesting to note you have found it easier with the thicker wood. I would be interested to see if that could be scaled up further or whether any thicker would result in it becoming too difficult to bend or to hold its shape. Good luck with your future explorations.

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