I’ve found a way to make my triangle sheet into a dome-like form, which is great! Especially due to the fact that Buckminster Fuller and his geodesic domes were part of my inspiration for this project! I like the way it looks, but we’ll see what the profs have to say about it tomorrow…
I’ve found a variation in my piece that I like, but I’m having trouble making my sheet of triangles into the more 3D form that a “lantern” should take. I don’t really know exactly I’m going to accomplish this
This is a step-by-step guide to my project. Keeping my inspiration of triangular shapes and the myriad forms they can produce, I produced a way to interlock triangles via folds, cuts, and flaps. This method produces a “sheet” form that has a lot of depth and interesting shadows.
Bob Borson lists the items in his “architect’s bag.”
Possible Technique Inspiration
A “magic ball” made of paper folded with triangle patterns.
The work of architect/designer/inventor Buckminster Fuller is also an inspiration to me for Project 1.2 because of his work with geodesic domes and spheres, which are constructed completely from triangles.