Category Archives: Project #2: Controlled Variation

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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Real World Application

This Image looks into some of the real world applications of this wall. Here we look at a small garden wall that can be used to house a drip line over the flowers, hold various garden tools such as a hose or watering can, and can also be the bass of a birdbath.

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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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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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