Jie / Tyler ReCap

At the beginning of the semester, we worked separately on individual explorations.  Upon finding that our separate interests merged well together, we formed a partnership.

Tyler began with a series of lightweight material explorations.

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Jie began with investigating alternative growing strategies.

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Both team members found individual interest in kinetic sculptures and explored different artists for precedents.

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Interested in developing schemes for overall kinetic structures, Tyler began thoroughly investigating deformable structures through model explorations.

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Jie was also exploring kinetics, but through fluid undulations of surfaces in the Calatrava wave.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9JpzQ6EX2s

A merger began when Tyler attempted to combine the Calatrava wave with the deformable structure.

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Jie rationalized the kinetics of the wave as being a catalyst for distributing hydroponics.

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They began working together on roof schemes that would create fluid flows activated by movement…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9JpzQ6EX2s

….while hypothesizing on the multi-functional membranes this system would require.

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https://vimeo.com/75837998

Research into algae photo-bioreactors, and a desire to create spatiality, led us to form and function specificity.

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We started learning about different species of algae and how to propagate them.

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We also studied the complexities of flowing fluids through networks of hoses in 1-1 explorations.

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This took us into our final design and construction exploration.

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