Inspired and intrigued to the "flexion tension" system of the ITKE Pavillon 2010, I wanted to use this "active bending" construction system to build a lamp.
Using Rhino+Grasshopper I design my lamp as a parametric model, in order to be able to make easy changes during the development and adapt the lamps in function of the material, the space and desires...
Steps 1 to 6 explain roughly how I design my lamp
Steps 7 and 8 explain how to build it using the milling file .dxf
Thanks to Georgi Kazlachev and Djordje Stanojevic for the inspiration that they give me during the Woven Wood Workshop, thanks to Tiziano from Open Dot for the help using the laser cut of OpenDotand thanks to Jean de la Tour for some pictures
The structure is composed of an even number of strips. They are quite similar, but slightly different to create the flexion-tension principle.
For one wave, we can see a bending behavior for the 1st strip and a tension behavior for the 2nd. For the next wave the 1st strip is bended and the 2nd in tension.
Putting together only two strips we create a geometry due to the mechanical behavior. This geometry must be closed to the one defined, in order to be able to get the whole structure without troubles during the assembly procedure.