About Cameron_Northrop

Architecture student_Cal Poly, San luis Obispo

fiberglass 03: classifying modules and connections

Utilizing the strength of fiberglass and its ability to embed materials during the lay-up process, we are looking at component fasteners that could be recessed into our production molds to facilitate a regularized/controlled system of connections. Further exploration with scripting attempts to systematize how these connections are included into the overall execution of a paneling system and form of installation.

fiberglass 03: developments


small/shallow /cap >>> large/deep/aperture
ALL panels “open” at the same set height, with larger pieces having larger apertures and the smallest modules remaining capped. The system of panels will take on a gradient in size/aperture.

Control parameters deal with the fabrics ability to conform to a uniform surface and may be limited to the height restrictions of the tooling bed [4”].

The dome//cone module takes on multi-directional rigidity.

FIBERGLASS: material exploration and deliverables


_01 2x 6oz. fiberglass // uv sanding resin + catalyst

“Void” exploring voids and pockets

_02 2x 6oz. fiberglass // uv sanding resin + catalyst

“shifted plates” sanding and gel coat finishes

_03 1x 6oz. fiberglass strips and 2x 6oz. fiberglass iterations // uv sanding resin + catalyst “Mountains and Valleys” exploration in material/application and mold release methods

_04 2x 6oz. fiberglass // uv sanding resin + catalyst // color

“Plateau Field” exploring alt. release/finishing methods, pigment + post-modification