vaulted stone - the materiality of form 2017
collaboration w/ Abby Wheeler & Boram Park 

A project which illustrates the spectrum of properties basalt fibres possess; from a viscous fluid while in the lava state, to a firm, solid rock after cooling. Using optimised knitting techniques and a pattern constructed specifically for its eventual 3D shape, a stable but gently rounded pavilion is produced. The form and it’s organic structure are additionally enhanced by a gradient achieved by changing the size of the knit stitches. The stability of the pavilion is enhanced by epoxy resin, later added when the knit structure is fully stretched.