Resin Panels Final Documentation

Topology Process

These images represent a cross-section of steps within the topological development. Once the kangaroo technique was refined, design development focused on the creation of a robust initial mesh configuration to be modified and relaxed to expected boundary conditions in real-time. Additional testing of panel layout and fabrication geometries. More to come.

Composite Material Development

For a large installation, we investigated resin composites that were economical, light weight, strong, and flexible. We tested several fabrics and meshes to understand how each responded to the resin.

Many of our struggles surrounded the process of releasing the samples from their molds. We experimented with plexi, wax mold release, trash bags, and foil, the last of which proved most successful.

site ideas…

our fabricated button connection:

Resin/tulle composite

our findings: tulle is a weak composite material.

we have found various materials to replace the tulle.  Stay tuned for a resin composite research post about an organic cotton blend, 100% polyester net, 100% nylon net, or a nylon/polyester blended weave.

research and design continue…

connection ideas…

This is Vlad Tenu’s “minimal surface” study.  The connections are nut and bolt- pin connections…  we are however considering a fabricated button connection.

project 3


polyplux: site specific installation exploring gravity and forms.

chromatexme: installation exploring interior identity, volume, and spatiality.

trajectory and explorations:
resin-stiffened (material)
lighting + affective environments
spatial implications/experience of installation (overhead, under, in)
site-specific works
material strength, capacity

project 3

here we go…

precedent studies:

parametrically controlled cable overhead installation

trajectory: resin as structural element, added reinforcement with other non-structural elements.

final composite as a structural system of non-structure