Cut Bend Fold

Cut Bend Fold explores aesthetics and form through an iterative feedback loop utilizing digital programs and physical models. 3D designs in Rhino are output, digitally cut, then assembled through bending and folding by hand. 

This project employs the hexagon as a base geometry through which formal variations are explored. Lofting, splitting, twisting, rotating, and other procedures are performed. The final assembly is constructed piece by piece out of a total of thirty nine individual cutouts. Each cutout is numbered and assembled in order. 

The piece suggests an architecture, a structure, or a topography. This project could be continued at larger scales and with more robust materials. It could be a roofscape or a series of rooms lit from above.

Operations

Operations

Final Iteration

Hexagons

Hexagons

Yale School of Architecture

Fall 2014

Computation and Fabrication with

Professor John Eberhart