In collaboration with Professor Kristy Ballet, I developed a research project for the Smart Geometry conference in Munich, Germany using the software Generative Components. We aspired to reveal the inherent and potentially generative spatial and material properties of an object manipulated by interior and exterior opposing forces. The form was to negotiate the applied forces with specific attention on the exterior form as connected to, but distinctly different from the interior, comprised of fine laminate layers. The layers created pockets of expandable volume, contributing to a structural logic similar to petticoat layering (or puff pastry). The specific study of this project in Generative Components was meant to challenge its assumed role as a surface modeler and explore its volumetric potential.
Smart Geometry Conference, Munich, Germany 2008.