Exploration of Form

Blair Yurong Huang, Second Year Computational Design
Tobias Horrocks, Course Convenor

The 2nd  year Computational Design Theory course explores the theme of ‘digital craft’ as a research enquiry that brings together old and new design and making systems. Inspired by Frei Otto’s soap film experiments that investigated minimal surface tensile membrane structures, the model shown here has been modelled in a computational environment using the live physics engine Kangaroo and demonstrates the equilibrium state of a tensile surface controlled by anchor points, boundary limits, and material properties.