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.
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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