Category Archives: Material test

New Material Study: Silver Elasticated Fabric

We bought a new fabric which was far more stretchy than any of the previous materials. We used the same square cut pattern as before. Although they ‘popped’ out less, the material was far more suitable for the experiments. We finally

New Material Study: Silver Elasticated Fabric

We bought a new fabric which was far more stretchy than any of the previous materials. We used the same square cut pattern as before. Although they ‘popped’ out less, the material was far more suitable for the experiments. We finally

Further Rhombus Study [Expanded]

We decided to recreate the same pattern of rhombi as before, but this time added an extra one to create a cross shape. We managed to get a photo just before it snapped again. Joints need to be further considered.

Further Rhombus Study [Expanded]

We decided to recreate the same pattern of rhombi as before, but this time added an extra one to create a cross shape. We managed to get a photo just before it snapped again. Joints need to be further considered.

Secondary Study: Rhombus Tile

For this secondary study, we decided to experiment with a new shape of tile with a successful aspect of our preliminary study. We cut a rhombus and used the horizontal line pattern from our first tile to see how it

Secondary Study: Rhombus Tile

For this secondary study, we decided to experiment with a new shape of tile with a successful aspect of our preliminary study. We cut a rhombus and used the horizontal line pattern from our first tile to see how it

Second cut

We followed the same cut as the first test but we increased the resolution of the grid by making it 2 by 2. The result was the same, a less rigid material but still not stretchy.

Second cut

We followed the same cut as the first test but we increased the resolution of the grid by making it 2 by 2. The result was the same, a less rigid material but still not stretchy.

First cut

we started off by drawing a 3 by 3 grid. The cuts we used in this experiment were every simple. We basically located  points on the grid in the way shown in the pictures below and made strip cuts from

First cut

we started off by drawing a 3 by 3 grid. The cuts we used in this experiment were every simple. We basically located  points on the grid in the way shown in the pictures below and made strip cuts from

Preliminary Study 4

We looked at another material (the green mesh) and experimented with square cuts. We cut two lines adjacent to each other, surrounding one of the 90 degree corners. These two-line cuts were repeated along a strip of the material. This

Preliminary Study 4

We looked at another material (the green mesh) and experimented with square cuts. We cut two lines adjacent to each other, surrounding one of the 90 degree corners. These two-line cuts were repeated along a strip of the material. This

Preliminary Study 3

For this final tile study, we looked at cut outs and overlapping circular patterns. This didn’t work very well when we stretched it to begin with. However, when we made further cuts, the material seemed to ‘pop’ out. Because of the amount of

Preliminary Study 3

For this final tile study, we looked at cut outs and overlapping circular patterns. This didn’t work very well when we stretched it to begin with. However, when we made further cuts, the material seemed to ‘pop’ out. Because of the amount of