Assignment 2.1 System Exploration


Circle to ellipse cylinder, connected at shortest points

Squares woven at center points, creating tiles and “grout” space


two ellipses intersected to create x, connected between open faces


Cylinders with quarter cuts for connections


Triangle with corners pushed down, creating hexagon. Bent corners bind each hexagon horizontally, columns bind hexagons vertically


Moving forward, I would like to further explore the system I made connecting the squares and the rope in a grid formation. I think I want to change the shape to allow for more ROM beyond 90 degrees, but maintain that each binding point of the rope remain at the center and radiate out to the middle of each shape’s sides.



Presentation for class 4/6



Visualizing system at different scales and purposes: seating and facade.

In considering my system further and its potential implementations onto my studio project, I was able to reduce my system into its fundamental definition.


The system I created is comprised of an exterior tile shape bound by rear fasteners that allow for extrusions along the z-axis.

To better fit the language of my studio project, I modified the tile shapes into squares, and researched various modes of cladding to which the rear fasteners could draw inspiration.

This system would construct the facade of each side of my studio project, aiding is noise abatement, adding depth to longer wall sections, and leading users to the central path through visual means of expansion and contraction.

Moving forward, I want to complete:

-a section cut detailing where cladding meets roof and ground

-an enlarged detail section cut of where the wall cladding and roof meet

-a fully measured model showing the extrusions and their shadows in seasonal light.




-Long section


-1 more elevation

-Site plan

-Elevation with site context

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