This work was carried out in my first semester of the Situated Technologies Research Group. This research looked at kinetic properties of Nylon 6 filaments (fishing line) when braided and heated.
This simple material when heated acts as an actuator lifting over 100 times its own weight without decay.
This research applied the new found properties of Nylong 6 as a post-tensioning element in a bending wood volumetric system. Through research in wood behavior and bending analysis, a module was developed and from there a volumetric system was created.
This system acts as a light diffuser and a kinetic, responsive system actively dividing space.
Situated Technologies Research Group
Studio: Fidelity vs. Tolerance
Professors: Nicholas Bruscia
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En4llmdUGEA