Poiesis – Nick Hart-Woods

POIESIS The project, located above a druidic stone circle, focused on the design of an installation that would utilise digitally coordinated aerial drones to create controlled light patterns that directed visitors gaze to specific astrological events. Aiming to return a celestial connection to the stone circle that had been lost over time, through light patterns […]

Poiesis [06.05.14]

A sample of key images taken from the portfolio submission for the semester 01 project ‘Poiesis.’

Tension Torus – Richard Arthur

Experimentation and development of Tension Torus. Professor Yoshinobu Miyamoto paper study. Developed using digital and physical modeling.        

Dominic Kennedy – Tensegrity Developments

  Developments of the tensegrity system. Use of kangaroo physics to simulate multiple iterations of tensegrity. Variables include number of struts, rest lengths, elasticity to test and optimise this continuous tensile compressive system. Experimentation with aggregation of different tendules in a tower system was also a notion addressed.

Dom Kennedy – Fabrication

      Introduction to tensegrity as a tensile-compressive structural system. Materiality, connection, assembly and form were notions investigated.  

Fabrication System Research

Investigation and exploration into panel geometries and kinetic systems, aiming to create a response surface with variable form

Paul Bedson: Fabrication

This is a Prototype fabrication system I am currently developing as part of the second semester ‘Praxis’ brief. The project is investigating the hybridisation of tensile and compressive structures, with reference to tensegrity. By connecting the panels with elastic bindings the structure becomes more flexible making it able to morph between various forms while still […]

Water Works – Ben Lillywhite – MArch 1

  A few of the final images for my first semester project.   Situated on an old railway swing bridge, my design focused on water, usually a cause of severe flooding in the area, and turning it into something beautiful. The concept is that as people cross over the bridge, jets are activated, initially all […]