THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
We wanted to create a tent membrane structure that would create interest in structure and design. We started with an observation of surrounding space. We looked for a space that typically goes unseen, but would serve as a good stage for our structural intervention.
We chose the handicap ramp in the atrium of the Art+Architecture Building at The University of Tennessee because of its off-axis location and sectional interest. It's typically an object casted to the side, only to be used for a short dart across the atrium floor. The handrails also provide anchor points that our structural intervention could attach to, as well as span multiple levels.
Intial sketches were made to communicate the interest and ideas behind the project. These sketches were then turned into 3D model using algorithmic modeling processes. Below is the work flow from start to finish.
Group: Suzanne Angele / Partick Keogh / Matthew Crow