Year: 2018
Client: Le Laboratoire
Project Team: Andrew Witt, Tobias Nolte, Gavin Ruedisueli, Matt Gehm, Bryan Ortega-Welch
Partners: Harvard University Graduate School of Design Geometry Lab

Using our custom-built network-based optimization methods from image analysis, QUILTING++ shows the stitching together of intricate, knot-like forms from continuous, developable strips of pleated metal.

This new technique applies sophisticated curvature analysis techniques to allow the construction of highly complex forms with a minimum of material. Here we present an experiment in architectural surface which takes its departure from perceptual ambiguity between the graphic and the spatial, constructing forms as efficiently as possible from strips quilted together in a voluminous fabric, a surface at once extremely thin but structurally robust.