This project consisted of creating long span structures over a 22 ft wide studio. In groups of three, we created these structures and tested them through multiple stages of trial and error. Within the group, I helped with conceptualization, construction and installment. One of the strongest pieces within our design was the idea that as the load became larger, there would be more strength in the structure through the tension formed.
Through this design process, we experienced many areas of growth and learning. One of the largest of these discoveries, was how important the element of material was when designing a large structure. The one inch PVC pipe that we used could barely support its own weight. In a means of fixing this issue we implemented wooden bracing.
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