Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Voussoir Cloud is a site-specific installation collaborated by San Francisco based architecture and design practice IwamotoScott and, the design and engineer, Buro Happold. The structure is created by grouping together a light-weight, wedge-shaped modular element called the Voussoir. The Voussoir is formed by folding paper-thin wood-laminate along curved seams. The curvature produces a form that relies on the internal surface tension to hold its shape. The structure sets out to confuse the viewer as they question how the structure stands and holds its shape. All the individual parts work together in unity to create this curvilinear form. Just as Gilles Deleuze describes the fold as being made up of individual parts that form and morph together to create a continuous fold.