When given the opportunity to choose which system we wanted to work with I jumped at the chance to explore the possibilities of metal panels on a girt and sub-girt backup. The main idea behind this project was to modify the system in a manner that could easily be repeated yet still provide a unique quality to space the system was enclosing as well as interacting with the exterior space. I missed the concept of modifying the system in a way that could be repeated.
Given the inherent property of metal and the fact that the panels could be shaped anyway I wanted I had to go with what I found to be fascinating, the idea of combining both perforated and solid panels to camouflage private lighting conditions. As a began exploring this I wondering what else could be possible so I started to shape the panels from the normative flat state to a undulating manipulation. This investigation lead me down a path of extremes far from what the project originally required, or even asked for. I could not resist the urge to see what I could do with in the realm of possibility, being that is was so early in the semester I figured I could always dial it back if need be.
After designing the panels in the manor I had conceived with was time to construct the back up system. The system was still to be based on the original girt and sub-girt system, it just required a few modifications in order to ease the construct ability of the system. I modified the girts to follow the undulations of the panels then decided the best was to connect the girts to the sub-girts was to use something known as a heim joint. A hiem joint is basically a connection piece that allows for movement in five axis at both connection points. Once I had figured out the back up system it was time to construct the project.