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Tile Project 3 early iterations

This first iteration looks at creating a tile that has 3 versions that vary in thickness to create different void sizes throughout the pattern. This tile has a couple of different tiling options but where one has more difficulty stacking the other requires a tiles that vary a lot more in order to tile. Both patterns work well to control voids and therefore control where light is allowed to enter through a window.

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This iteration looks at playing around with varying hexagons that can stack on top of each other. The unique thing about these tiles though is that there are gaps within them that can create windows. What I propose to do with these gaps is to place moving dowels within them that will control a piece of ply board on the other side allowing for sunlight passing through to be easily controllable as well as interactive.

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This second iteration of the hexagons shows basically that pattern that can be created that while reducing the amount of varying hexagons down to 3, as well as the capacity to remove some of the hexagons to create unique openings while still remaining sturdy.

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These colored illustrations are my attempt at simplifying the implied pattern within this wall.

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Final Pattern Expanded

By expanding on what we have already made we are able to show a large-scale image of what our wall might look like in its final form. The pattern on these images is inspired by the concept of a dandelion’s seeds blowing off into the wind.

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3 Holed Hub patterns

This first pattern using the connection that hold 3 tiles off of it, shows the front and backsides of the pattern. The goal of this pattern was to create a system where both the front and back were connected together by hub pieces.

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This second pattern shows a more visually random pattern within the backside of the system, although currently there is a pattern within this system.

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This third pattern shows an attempt at keeping the backside connected by hubs to some extent while still trying to break away and have a free form. At this scale a pattern in what protrudes in the front side starts to appear.

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Connection tiles

The small circular tile was an early B piece that attempts to connect the original tile pieces together in the smallest connection possible.

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The bigger circular tile was an iteration of making a connection piece that could hold 6 original tiles off of it rather than the typical 3.


Second Iterations

Moving forward this next series of tiles show a variable mold with several material explorations. The most obvious was the use of a patterned fabric to test the extent the plaster would hold color and how the form would react to the fabric.


Another material exploration was the use of rope in various ways. First by testing how the mold reacts to placing rope under the fabric. By doing that it allowed to gain some control of where there would be creases from the fabric as well as smoothing the wrinkles from the fabric slightly. Other strategies used with the rope were to test what imprints of rope and rope bits would look like. And last by inserting rope directly into the plaster it creates and interesting effect with how the rope swirls in and out of the plaster, being visible at some points and not at others.

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