generative modeling for Rhino
Twins is an installation by artist and architect Lawrence Lek and industrial designer Onur Ozkaya.
Two identical wings are captured at the moment of splitting apart, forming a route to an enclosure within. Each wing is composed of identical elements lashed together at their edges in alternating rows to form an undulating surface. The elements are created from flat, arrow-shaped pieces of birch plywood that have been formed into curved shells. This system makes the wings behave like a fabric, and means that the final draped form of the Twins is determined by its behaviour under gravity and the local joints.
The nesting of identical components minimizes material wastage during fabrication, and also allows them to be flat-packed for transportation. The system is currently being developed further to assess its acoustic and structural properties.
The installation was featured at 'Illumination', the inaugural exhibition at Coldharbour Gallery in South London, curated by Aretha Campbell and Lucy Baxter.