UNDULATING Transformable Partition
Undulating is a dynamic shadow system inspired by the changeable sea. It can open and close according to the user’s needs for light and sight. The fabrication tools involved include waterjet machine, metal bending tools, and laser cut machine.
Autodesk Pier 9丨Spring 2019 Team: Ruiquan Xu丨Jieru Lin丨Yahsin Chung Instructor: Negar Kalantar Adaptive Thought, Design & Fabrication
Sketches & Progress Prototype
Machanism MECHANISM & FRAME
10-24 x 3-4 Flat Head Socket Cap Screws 10-24 Hex Nut 0.125” Cast Acrylic 0.25” Plywood (Layered)
16 Gauge Stainless Steel XU
Plan & Section
Lightä¸¨ There are two modes of the facade. When itâ€™s close, the geometry brings the indirect natural light into the interior while keeping the interior temperature low from the sun and provides privacy for occupants. When itâ€™s open, it allows the occupants to enjoy the outdoor views and having the calming shadow patterns inside.
The partition can be applied on walls vertically and on ceilling horizontally, or be used as architectural facade. Motors and the light sensor will control the transformation of partition in order to control the amount of shadow in the interior.