Brian Moore, former Architecture student from the University of Kentucky, was in the PERFORMA studio lead by Mike Mckay. Moore designed a system that was originally single strips of paper cut though the middle then folding them to generate a repeatable component that would collapse and inflate when aggregated.

Arch2o-PERFORMA STUDIO Graduate Student Work  Brian Moore  (6)

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The aggregation happens on the x and y axis of the plane. This allows the system to be extremely vibrant even though it’s made of stern pieces. The first iteration of the structure was an unfolded piece that provides two very unusual surface situations when the organization is realized.

Arch2o-PERFORMA STUDIO Graduate Student Work  Brian Moore  (9)

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In the diagrams you can see how one module of the whole structure is folded and then connected to another module that is folded, so on and so forth. One surface is a composition of faceted equilateral pattern, which is even and graceful, on the other side the surface is composed of the folded tabs which creates a very textural and vibrant ground of elastic spikes.

By Andreas Papazafeiropoulos

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