No. 187


By : Tamar Levy

Entrant’s location : Israel



Flat surfaces with thoughtfully planned cuts, with a single motion their purpose is revealed.

What did you create?

The project was mathematical and material research, surrounding the auxetic structure. The structure serves as a basis for planning cuts that provide the sheet with its potential third dimension. Potential applications of auxetic based forms could be made in different disciplines and varying scales, from medical stents to architectural structures. As a result of my research, I chose to demonstrate three applications that best show the production method capabilities from different angles. In a manual motion, the piece of metal stretches and becomes a hanger. Under gravity laws, the parametrically designed textile partitions receive a three-dimensional transformation. The wooden bag reacts to its varying content volumes and to hand movement inside.

Why did you make it?

The production method based on the auxetic structure is economical, due to the maximization of material consumption by having no production residue. Furthermore, flat product transportation reduces the ecological footprint.

How did you make it?

Cutting style development, where the goal is the transformation from 2D to 3D and exploration of materials behavior under deformation. The cuts are made using common techniques such as laser cutting and CNC.

Your entry’s specification

* 3 textile dividers, 4 kilograms each, 95X25X25 cm package size, length differ when they are open between 180 cm - 250 cm * 2 bamboo bags, 45X25X4 cm * compact metal hangers * research samples, from wood metal and layered textile, exemplifying different structures.