Origins

 
Iteration 24: Cross Section 

Iteration 24: Cross Section 

 
 

Ornamental Structure

Origins

This project aimed to overcome the divide between ornament and structure by designing an ‘ornamental structure’: the ornament performs and becomes the edifice. The project produced a style of ornament that is not simply embellishment, but superfluity that is integral to form. As the structure was adorned with ornaments, the more stable it became. The form fused ornament as structure to achieve maximal articulation of the designed surface.

 
 

A Series of Iterations

 
Interior surface

Interior surface

1:1 3D Printed Prototype (Photo by Philippe Steiner)

1:1 3D Printed Prototype (Photo by Philippe Steiner)

 
 

Special thank you to Ms. Myrtha Neukomm