Moss Aperture: Studies on Moss and Mechanism

Moss

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Moss application 1: transplanting

painted moss

Moss application 2: blended moss “milkshake” for paint (see moss graffiti)

Moss site along MIT railroad

Collecting moss

Moss found along MIT railroad

Moss found along MIT railroad

Moss from Northeastern woods

Moss from Northeastern woods

Moss hosts water

Moss hosts water

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Moss with soil

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Moss study – reference from Flora Danica botanical illustration

Moss graffiti

Moss graffiti

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Prototyping

corrugated plastic test

Testing different toolpaths on corrugated polypropylene

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Molding and casting drystone

Mold + cast

Finished parts: mold + cast

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Prototype of moss insert

material palette

Material palette: drystone, moss, felt, corrugated plastic, woven polyethylene film

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Movement

initial-idea

Initial Inspiration: Modular Origami Ninja Star

Reference: Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, Jean Nouvel

Reference: Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, Jean Nouvel

Aggregation to singular

Aggregation to singular

Open vs. closed geometry

Open vs. closed geometry

3-way scissor joint (doubled triangle); Reference: MIT 6.S080 Mechanical Invention through Computation

3-way scissor joint (doubled triangle); Reference: MIT 6.S080 Mechanical Invention through Computation

Study models

Study models

last study model

Study models

Interaction with users/system diagram

Interaction with users/system diagram

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