Nicht's leichter als das!

Author: Pauline Temme


To evolve the tetrahedral kite, we had the idea to cut off the outlines of the tetrahedral structure and think about an optimized inner structure instead. After we had rebuild the original kite we wanted to see how the use of the 3d printer would affect the result concerning weight and materiality.


The square involved the potential to rethink its archtypical cross-structure and to explore if we could find any possible optimization concerning the handling of the kite.


During the next two weeks we will work on flying objects. We are approaching the task both, as an object of sko lightweight structure optimization as well as a programmable textile study, concerning the fabric parts of the kite. Lately we came across the studies of Dr. Bell who experimented with flying objects by combining…


My new subject of interest is a pool starting block for swimming. It is to be elaborated how the shape, look and structure of the block could be varied by the use of SKO concepts. This shows the result of my first 2D calculations, reducing the block to a minimum of what a common block looks like at the moment.