An organic entity starts from a small diameter and increases gradually in size whilst crawling around a thin steel column. The spiral movement provides to the structure multiple support points on the column to carry the eccentric load of the heavier top part. The relation with the context is crucial as without context it couldn’t exist. Furthermore this design respects the architectural intentions and the subtlety of the thinly dimensioned column. The structure is formed by layers of squares, each individually scaled and translated in space along a smooth curve. An algorithm calculates the number and layout of the individual pieces of wood, based on the size of the square. Each layer is rotated 90° in order to stack and attach the following layers to each other.
Collaboration with: Laurens Van der Plas
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