Academic | MIT, Instructor Jeremy Jih, 2019
Acquired by MIT Museum as permanent collection 

This project is an exploration in the geometric discipline, as in how to portray hyperbolic paraboloid through straight lines and discritised planar surfaces. I am particularly interested in the “spine” condition of the doubly curved surface, where surfaces collide into each other. It is investigated at three phases (Surface, Discretization and Joinery) with different levels of details that resolve the edge and corner conditions with delicacy. This object, originally evolved from a simple tetrahedron, is deliberately designed to be confusing as it enables contrast readings from different angles, therefore invites the viewer to touch, rotate and investigate.

I. Surface

I.I   prototype

I.II   the Gestalt

I.III   Collision

I.IV   Joined Spines

II. Discretisation

III. Conceptual Detail of Joinery 

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