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Dancing Crane
       
     
Dancing Crane

Project: Using lashed structures, create an engaging structure or sculpture in Goldsmith courtyard

Designers: Silvia Marcela Calderon Laiton, Jim Chen, Harrison Marek, Davis Richardson 

Solution: After studying and modeling specific knots, we came up with a structural framework for shading an existing bench in the courtyard of Goldsmith Hall, home to the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. The main structure is two mirrored ropes in tension with a single anchoring point into the ground; the mirrored effect provides dimensional stability and creates the articulated surface with two points of contact for the PVC pipes. There are two planes - the primary, twisting plane, and a more flattened addendum plane which was more functional for shading. From this framework, a myriad of patterns, materials, or forms could then create more solid shade and shadow.

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