* compression * layering * component * modular * DESIGN FACULTY
Phase 2: Systems
The project involved taking everyday objects, in this case plastic bangles, and using the modules together to form a cohesive system. The plastic bangles had the property of being flexible in pair, but rigid individually. This property was taken further to form the final project.
Students at work fabricating the modules for the system
Phase 1: Experimentation
The unit consisted of an â€˜Xâ€™ form composed of two modules rigid in character attached to each around the middle by elastic rubber bands. This gives a unique system which is flexible in one axis while simultaneously being rigid in the other.
Initial experimentations with the module, applying the property of aggregation, gave rise to many different systems, each with their own properties of rigidity, flexibility, form, and connections.
The final system that was selected to be taken further in phase 2
SYSTEMS EXHIBITION + PLASTIC BANGLES
The final system consisted of layers of the units tied together with rubber bands. To emphasize the properties of the system the layers towards the edges were compressed while those in the middle displayed the rigidity and strength of the system.