nested polyhedra


Course: Advanced Digital Making

University of Oklahoma

Fall, 2017


Baltic birch plywood




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This was a student project that was produced during a digital fabrication course that I taught. After studying the work of artists such as Joel Shapiro, Richard Deacon, and Tomas Saraceno, students were tasked with digitally designing a series of stacked polyhedrons and then developing a strategy to accurately cut the components with a standard three-axis CNC router. The polyhedrons were not allowed to have 90-degree angles, or to have any parallel faces. This resulted in complex miter angles at panel edge intersections. The completed artifact was fabricated from 12mm Baltic birch plywood.