Spiral Aluminium

Spiral Aluminium

The spiral aluminum is a wall decoration project based on the aesthetic form as well as the material characteristics of sheet aluminium. The form was composed of descending coupled 3D spiral modules assembled by a customized framing. The spiral shape was designed in the 3D modeling program of Rhinoceros and was tested by several physical models made from styrene. The 3D digital model was then flattened into 2D drawings ready for waterjet cut. The final product was made from 1/16″ aluminium sheets. Each spiral piece was cut by waterjet, scored and polished along the grain. The connecting framing was bent by sheet metal folding machine and then riveted to the spiral modules.

Rhinoceros 4.0 | Autodesk CAD | lasercut | waterjet cut | hand assembly

INDIVIDUAL WORK MAPPING SOFT BODIES COURSE | FALL 2010 | INSTRUCTOR: SUNG HO KIM

Test model assembly drawing ↓

Photographs of test models made from styrene, painted red on one side, handcrafted ↓

Final aluminium model assembly drawing ↓

Plan ↓

Elevation ↓

Perspective drawing ↓

Assembly process ↓

Photographs of the final spiral aluminium model ↓

 

Tagged as: product design, aluminium, geometric order, waterjet cut, systems

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