Critic: Joyce Hsiang
Perforated metal ribbons are explored as a material capable of providing both structure and enclosure. Actions of stitching, stretching and weaving are performed, manipulating the metal to create varying conditions of density and transparency. The structure responds to the conditions of the site fluidly, collapsing upon itself to resolve a stepped condition or unfolding to provide outdoor seating. The metal’s potential to serve as a modular system is also examined; standardized dimensions are used to determine ribbon length and width before each piece is threaded onto a continuous wire. The system of enclosure is therefore composed of multiple independent pieces that are capable of responding dynamically to adjacent modules as well as varying site conditions.