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pleat! Elvina Amelia | S3428572 Architecture Elective 1 | I/2016 Tutor: Leanne Zilka


contents • Research - Fashion + Architecture - Architecture + Fashion • NGV Visit • Paper Folding Technique • Digital Experimentation • Structure Research • Final Presentation - Experimentation process - Proposal one - Proposal two - Proposal three - Proposal four - Presentation panel • Pleatpod • Reflection

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Elvina Amelia | S3428572 Architecture Elective 1 | I/2016 Tutor: Leanne Zilka


fashion + architecture when fashion is not just made from fabric sewn together to engulf the body, but the material can take a form of itself.

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Rei Kawakubo | Comme des Garcons

Deconstructing garments by eliminating some parts of thickly-layered form. This experimentation can lead to more unique shapes to be produces that is also strong.

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Folding technique creates bigger volume in relationship to the body and having a form of its own.

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Pleating technique can produce a bulky form that has potential to be architecture with hollow volume inside the shell.

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Iris van Herpen

3D printed design mimics bone structure to create form.

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By piling up fabric in certain area until it become thick can possibly gain strength and structure.

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Issey Miyake

Fashion is utilized as a form finding device that can show structural lines.

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Bart Hess

Pleating was used for adding volume to the clothing. Because of the thickness due to pleating, the outfit gain structural strength.

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Elvina Amelia | S3428572 Architecture Elective 1 | I/2016 Tutor: Leanne Zilka


architecture + fashion when architecture explores the flexibility of soft material in generating forms.

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Prada Store, Tokyo by Herzog & de Meuron

The facade of this building does not just serve as a shell, but also a key structural element of the design. It is due to the airtight folding system that creates these diamond shaped facade.

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NonLin/Lin Pavilion by Marc Fornes

Curve folding creates inside/outside relationship of the surfaces.

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BanQ by Office dA

To cover services on the ceiling, planes are organized into a form that mimics sunburst pleat. The design allows part of the ceiling to come down and become structural element.

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Taichung Meltropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito

The model is curved origami folding to experiment with double curvature construction. Enable relationship between floor & facade.

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Yokohama Ferry Terminal by Foreign Office Architects (FOA)

Folding of ceiling surfaces. A unique structural system made of folded steel plates and concrete girders supports the building. The structure is able to withstand seismic movements.

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Broad Museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Honeycomb Pattern pleat treatment for Broad Museum facade. The same pattern continues to ceiling. It provides filtered natural daylight.

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Sydney Opera House by Jørn Utzon

Utzon using folding technique. The outcome is a big volume cantilevering and being hold by smaller volume facing the opposite direction.

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NGV visit 200 Years of Australian Fashion.

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Pleating has been used in fashion from two decades ago to form layers of fabric. The folding technique starts to create its own volume away from the body.

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The pleat used here caused the fabric to become more rigid as the fabric supports each other in a compact knot.

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paper folding technique Mountain Valley

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Grid Reflection

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Span Parabola

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V-Fold Spans (2-Vs)

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V-Fold Spans (3-Vs)

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Basic Parabola

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X-Form Span

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digital experimentation It has been a struggle in the beginning to figure out Grasshopper scripting in order to do the exercise in digital form. However, I found that it is a very useful tool especially for form finding exercise such as this because the outcome is more often unpredictable. The potential is endless as it generates many variations from a simple folding pattern. I most enjoyed the editing process of this exercise as I had to decide when I have to pause the process to extract the product from Grasshopper at a certain point in time. I think this is appropriate to do due to the ever-moving quality of the Kangaroo script we were using. Although most of the experiments seem to get into an unreadable ball of overlapping surfaces eventually, in the duration it took to get to that point is when interesting form evolves and extracted.

Mountain Valley

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structure research

• Serpentine Pavilion 2013 Sou Fujimoto • Storefront for Art and Architecture Installation 2014 Marc Fornes • Brugge Pavilion 2000-2002 Toyo Ito

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Serpentine Pavilion 2013 Sou Fujimoto

Images from Sou Fujimoto: architecture works 1995-2015 by Sosuke Fujimoto; Sou Fujimoto Architects (2015).

Material Steel tubes.

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Area of ground coverage by structure

There are more lightweight steel tubes that are touching the ground so the force can easily be transfered downwards. The cantilevering roof is able to overhang above the void below it due to the fact that it is lightweight and connected in a network that allows the force to go down onto the ground.

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Force

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Images from Sou Fujimoto: architecture works 1995-2015 by Sosuke Fujimoto; Sou Fujimoto Architects (2015).

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Storefront for Art & Architecture Installation 2014 Marc Fornes

Images from https://theverymany.com/14-storefront/

Material Lightweight, ultra thin perforated aluminium shell structure

The structure is due to the meeting point of two or moreconvergent of curves that interwoven in a rhizomatic network. The lightweightness of the material also helps the form to be achieved and self supporting.

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Images from https://theverymany.com/14-storefront/

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Burges Pavilion 2000-2002

Toyo Ito

Material Aluminium honeycomb + steel plate, glass.

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Steel plates have big surface fo reinforce the honeycomb structure by sandwiching it on some area. The structural quality does not come from the materiality.

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final presentation • • • • • •

Experimentation process Proposal one Proposal two Proposal three Proposal four Presentation panel

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proposal one The structural integrity in this proposal will depend on all points where the surfaces touch the ground. Moreover, there is one focal point where there are many surfaces that meet at one point creating solidity that can be a column. It also looks more lightweight than the other proposals due to the draping quality that creates the ceiling and natural arches that formed by the pattern.

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proposal two I simplify the form into a cantilever that supported mostly on one point where many of the surfaces meet on the ground. I tried to get as many different faces that I got from the first proposal, but due to the difference of size and amount of surfaces and folds, it is inevitably unachievable.

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proposal three With this one, I experimented on producing a vertical circulation. The focal point in the middle has potential to be a column. The arch on that column that connects with the cantilever might enable the structure.

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proposal four Most of the weight is touching the ground and the cantilevering parts at the top is quite small for it to be held up by the rest of the structure.

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presentation panel

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pleatpod I am lucky to be involved in the construction process of Pleatpod project. It is a good practical experience in realizing a design proposal into a physical, usable item. My involvment has enabled me to have a better understanding of the structural aspect of the project, which I can apply onto my work in this elective. For example, the parts that touch the ground are better to be bigger than the parts on the top so the structure can sustain the weight. This type of information goes into consideration regarding my proposals.

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Beginning of involvment with many parts still unassembled.

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The construction of parts is not without problems. Mostly caused by human error in naming each panels to be glued in the correct position.

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reflection

“Pleat!� has been an incredibly fun elective subject and I was able to develop useful skills such as Grasshopper and Kangaroo scripting. This elective also challanged my editing skill in terms of selecting forms that came out of Grasshopper as well as manipulating them to the point where it fulfill their architectural potentials. My approach for this project is to produce many iterations from my selected pleating pattern and experiment with the outcome to get a form of shelter with structural potential. I found through digital experimentation that the bigger the surface in which you put the pattern on and the more amount of folds on that surface, the more opportunity for the pattern to generates interesting forms. By doing this elective, I have a better picture of how scripting skills can be used in design and architecture projects especially to generate more fantastical shapes. I will definitely go on to use these set of skills in my future projects. Being involved in Pleatpod, albeit in a small part and short period of time, is a valuable experience. It has been a pleasure. Thank you.

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Elvina Amelia | S3428572 Architecture Elective 1 | I/2016 Tutor: Leanne Zilka

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