Design Project 1-3

August 29, 2013

Quadrupling the Cube

In the third and final part of the transformations project, we will inquire into the process and implications of expansion.

To put it simply, you will be challenged to develop a process that enables you to expand a 10cm cube to become four times its original size (40 cubic cm).

The expansion will be evaluated by its kinetic performance. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking about moving forms. You will need to think critically about the relationship between the original 10cm cube and the expanded form, not only in the pragmatic determination of movements but also in the meaning and clarity of movements. Think carefully about the materials and the movements that define the process of transformation itself.

This project, and most (if not all) of design, is as much (if not more) about defining a problem as it is about solving a problem.

That being said… You will have to develop a new process and consider new constraints. But, we strongly encourage you not to forget the rules and methods that you developed in the act of definition, and the two subsequent acts of redefinition.

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