Project designed in collaboration with Nacho Marti, Pablo Zamorano.
The self supporting expandable surface wall system explores the limits in planar cutting patterns to generate three-dimensional surfaces, while advancing a digital design and fabrication discourse to zero waste. The exploration began with a series of physical experiments creating linear incisions into simple sheets of paper. After the lines were inscribed, controlled forces were imposed to the sheets creating surface tension; which in turn formed openings. In further development to understand and rationalize the surface experiments into a buildable structure, the system was translated into a series of panels that could be connected creating structural equilibrium. Through digital experiments and parametric studies, the pattern was defined to suit overall form and find the most appropriate connection detail between panels.