The project involved the design and construction of a display system that needed to be adaptable for an ever-changing program of events in a gallery environment. Initial geometric explorations involved a consideration of complex simplicity and the design potential of three-dimensional periodic tiling systems. Whilst these systems provided a spatial framework for design, their logical nature greatly reduced constructional complexity and allowed students to shift their focus back to the composition of space.

From these abstract geometric beginnings, the students embarked on a process of continuous refinement and invention. They attempted to match the elegance and clarity of their initial vision with physical, material and construction realities, to create a finely detailed and robust display system that could be adapted to a myriad of specific situations and needs.

Ross Mcleod

Canhui Chen