SPANNING TETRAHEDRONS

 

The goal of this project was to create a structure that spanned a 24ft courtyard, using modules no longer than 3ft. We created a structure made out of polypropylene pipes that were connected by small modular connectors we designed and laser cut. The pipes were constructed into tetrahedrons, which were attached to each other with Velcro straps.
 
The orange rope that runs along the top of the structure can be untied at the ends and the whole thing will collapse into 3-tetrahedron modules. When the rope is pulled taut again the structure will regain its original shape. This was a group project where I collaborated with Willy Wu and Lisbeth Acevedo.