Elastic Framework
This project was originally conceived as a flexible storage system for micro-apartment dwellers in dense urban environments. As the project evolved through material exploration, I discovered a way to connect wooden cylinders with “rubber bands,” made of bicycle inner tubes.

When this connection is multiplied hundreds of times, unexpected properties emerge from these two basic components. At large scales, the structure is expressed as a twisting pavilion or a garden trellis. When constructed at smaller scales, the flexible connections inform a pseudo-textile from which bags or furniture upholstery can be created.

Potential applications of this building system include temporary living structures, light fixtures, bags, furniture, storage racks, and spatial dividers. Working across small and large scales can help suggest ulterior functions and visual expressions.
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