Tab & Slot Structural explorations + Automatic Pull Strip Mechanism
Went around and shared our homework assignments. A lot of people utilized cross sectioning as a way to strengthen their projects. We then also brainstormed our final projects and were assigned a modular assembly creation challenge.
He passed around a couple books and showed us online links to some examples of architectural paper popups he enjoyed like the Amsterdam Canal House below. When someone mentioned they hoped to try a architectural project he mentioned that sometimes like the Harry Potter Popup book below its nice when its a fantastical place because it can allow you scale/realism flexiblity. And mentioned the Frank Gehry Popup book as an example that doesn’t quite hit the mark in that way.
His friend Simon Arzipe’s The Wild Pop-Up Object was really interesting as a storytelling mechanism that can continually rotated through 3 scenes.
We also explored a couple of different Slide Tongue Mechanisms / Automatic Pull Strips