Form-active systems

Form-active systems

An investigation into how complex three-dimensional form can be achieved through the use of thin sheet materials. Flat components of varying size and shape are bent and clamped together. Together they create a self-supporting spatial boundary.

Through physics simulation in our digital models, we can understand the complex propagated behavior of the entire system and how it depends on the shape of each individual component and its relationship to its neighbors.

The investigation ranges from the material properties of a single component, to the modeling of the whole system and how we can design and work with generative processes.

Project team

Elin Daun

Petra Jenning
Architect SAR/MSA, Development Manager